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John F Schleifer


Missions: 1944 - Jan 4 Kiel; 5 Kiel; Feb 20 Leipzig; 21 Lippstadt; 25 Augsburg; 28 Pas de Calais; Mar 2 Frankfurt; 4 Pas de Calais; 8 Berlin; 16 Augsburg; 18 Augsburg; 22 Berlin; 23 Hamm; 24 Frankfurt; 28 Dijon; Apr 11 Stettin; 19 Kassel; 20 Pas de Calais; 24 Oberpfaffenhoffen; 25 Nancy; 26 Brunswick; 27 Nancy; 29 Berlin; 30 Lyons; May 1 Reims; 4 Installations NW Ger; 9 Thionville; 11 Saarbrucken; 20 Orly; 22 Kiel

Air Medal for 30 missions; DFC



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    305th Bomb Group Can Do

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Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, New York
Died 20 November 1982
Buried Buffalo, New York


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:02 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / wife