1st scouting force /
1st Scouting Force Personnel Nov-44.
L - R (Standing) Andy Peterson - Adjutant; Robert Van Beynum - Intelligence; Dwight W Hartman & Dick Smith - pilots; Harold C Strain - Navigator; John Allen, William 'Bill' E Schofield & William E Cox - Pilots; Herman Meyer - Weather Officer.
L - R (Kneeling) Pilots - Edwin A Post, Robert C 'Bob' Burkholder, Phil Algar, Col. Budd Peaslee, Francis C Clark, Clifford R Buckles and Dale McCory
1st Scouting Force pilots in front of William A Cox's "G.I.Jive" From L – R: Capt. Phil Algar, Lt. Cliff Buckles, Lt. Bill Cox, Capt. Dwight Hartman, Lt. Bill Schofield, Lt. Fred Brown, and Lt. Frank Hoder. “G.I.Jive” now seen in the newly adopted 1SF nose band.
"A Crew Of The 524Th Bomb Squadron, 379Th Bomb Group, Poses For The Photographer At An 8Th Air Force Base In England On 15 June 1944."
Rear L-R: Sgt Eugene T Rodriguez, Unkn, Unkn, Unkn, Sgt George P Wensel Jr, S/Sgt Thomas E. Lilley
Front: 2Lt Harry W Rocklage Jr, 1Lt Baine A Hawthorne, 2Lt William E Schofield.
77 missions flown from June 1944 to 20 April 1945. Flew 30 missions with 379th BG. Started as co-pilot, ended as pilot. Transferred to 1st Scouting Force flying P-51s. Flew 47 missions as lead pilot in Scouting Force.
DFC/ Air Medal/ Good Conduct Medal/ ETO Ribbon
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD
Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.
Units served with
The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...
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