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Staff Sergeant Richard "Slug" Schultheis, a waist gunner of the 385th Bomb Group in position inside a B-17 Flying Fortress. Verteran's handwritten caption on reverse: 'S/Sgt. Richard "Slug" Schultheis. LWG on crew of : Lt Frederick Heiser 550th. Completed 35 missions.
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...
Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
Richard "Slug" Schultheis served as a waist gunner with the 550th Bomb Squadron of the 385th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Great Ashfield, England.