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Melvin Fred Schiefelbein

Military

Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. A/C Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned.

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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  • Robert Carroll

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 448th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Hit by flak while bombing the target of Friedrichshafen on 18-Mar-44 and rapidly losing fuel, B-24 42-100284 turned towards Switzerland crash landed at Dubendorf. Interned. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 448th Bomb Group

    448th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 448th Bombardment Group was organized on 6 April 1943 and activated on 1 May 1943 at Gowen Field, near Boise, Idaho. The initial training of the air crews took place in Florida. The entire group was assembled Wendover Field, Utah. Both air and...

  • 714th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Seething

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Seething had three concrete runways, 51 hardstandings of both loop and 'frying-pan’ types, and two T2 hangars, one on each side of the airfield. It was home to the 448th Bomb Group, equipped with...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio 14 January 1919

Son of Mathilda Schiefelbein.

Enlisted Cleveland, OH 28 May 1942

Cleveland, Ohio

Interned (INT) Belgium 18 March 1944
Discharged USAAF 30 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Berea, OH 13 January 1998
Buried Holy Cross Cemetery Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, OH 16 January 1998

Holy Cross Cemetery
Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2021 16:06:43 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/143828900

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2021 15:25:37 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28629414
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https://www.fold3.com/record/34246586/melvin-f-schiefelbein-social-secur...
https://www.fold3.com/record/88817802/melvin-f-schiefelbein-wwii-army-en...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/216156017/melvin-f-schiefelbein

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3341 / MACR 3341, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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