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Theodore R Schatz

Military

Theodore Schatz served as a radio operator with the 385th Bomb Group. He was Killed in Action on 29 November 1943.

Service

Units served with

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30204 Gremlin's Buggy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/43; Gore 6/5/43; Gt Falls 8/5/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 94BG Rougham 17/6/43; transferred 548BS/385BG [GX-H] Gt Ashfield 6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 29/11/43 with Dick Yoder, Co-pilot: Bob Payne, Navigator...

Associated Place

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 29 November 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1581 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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