Arthur Schlitz

Sgt. Arthur Schlitz, Kharagpur, India, 1944
Sgt. Arthur Schlitz, Kharagpur, India, 1944
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Hometown: Melrose Park, IL
Date Entered Service: Oct.30, 1942
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Bomb Group: 468th
Squadron: 792nd
Location of Unit: Salina, Kansas
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions: 4
Awards: Air Offensive Japan, Bismarck Archipelago, China Defensive, Eastern Mandates, Central Burma Campaign, India-Burma Campaign, Western Pacific Campaign, Distinguished Unit Citation with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Cbn Cal 30 M-1 Mkm-Pistol Cal 45 Expert, 3 Overseas Service Bars, Meritorious Service Certificate
Service Schools: Instructor Teletype-Electronics-Chanute Field, IL; Instructor 45 cal pistol-carbine-machine gun; Clandestine Cryptography School-Kharagpur, India
MOS: MOS 239-Teletype Mechanic
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
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Date Discharged: Oct. 30, 1945
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Sales Mgr. for RCA, SW Territory Sales Mgr. for Burroughs Corp., Republican. Precinct Captain
Thoughts About the 58th: The older I get the prouder I feel that I was a member of the Great 468th. We miss the 243 men that gave their lives - GOD BLESS THEM ONE AND ALL. Heroes of the 468th we salute you. We will not forget you.
Comments: Pengshan, China - 1944. Two of the best pilots and men we had were Col. Clinksdale and Maj. Humphrey. I admired them and after 60 years I can still see them talking and laughing, walking away from the tower after a mission like it was yesterday. I recall the time Maj. Humphrey buzzed the tower and almost took my eyebrows off. What a great Pilot!!!!!!! On August 20, 1944 Col. Robert Clinksdale was KIA. On January 11, 1945 Maj. Humphrey was shot down and survived. I heard he was doing well today. GOD BLESS THEM.

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