Robert D Schmidt

Recent Address: 38821 Chaparrosa Way, Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Family Info: Parents: Henry and Beulah; Wife: Marjorie; Children: Robert, William
Hometown: Santa Monica, CA
Date Entered Service: October 28, 1942
Service Number: 19179397
Bomb Group: 444th
Squadron: 676th
Location of Unit: Chakulia, India; May 1, 1944
Missions Flown:
Hump Missions: One to Chengtu - September 1944
Awards: American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal
Service Schools: 785 Tech School -- Lincoln, NE Jan-Jun 1943; 4th Tech School -- Chanute Field, IL Jul 1943; Boeing B-29 School -- Seattle, WA Sep-Dec 1943
MOS: MOS 685-Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist
Rank Upon Discharge: Sgt
Crew Type: Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: My Assam Dragon -- lost over Anshan, Manchuria 9/8/44; 42-24485 Lady Marge -- second plane
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Date Discharged: November 20, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Los Angeles City Fire Department
Thoughts About the 58th: Glad then and glad now to do my duty for my country. Gave three years of my youth, but many gave their whole future -- they gave their lives!
Comments: Mr. Schmidt passed away May 18, 2008.

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