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Leander F Schmid

Military

On 10 January 1943 when 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel.

B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage. 4 killed and 5 returned to action.

In Ted's Travelling Circus, reference is made that Schmidt was formerly a NY teacher and was retired by Timberlake as his mission requirements were met. Some reference is made on the web (Ploesti: The Great Air Battle) that Schmidt (also spelled as Schmid) was, with Timberlake, one of the 3 principle planners of the Ploesti raid.

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23665 Big Dealer

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 10 January 1943 near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt, while en-route back to Gambut-Main after dark. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage. The injured men were taken to 21st CCS at Mersa Matruth . 4 killed and 5 returned to action.

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State 1914
Died 1982

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2016 11:57:06 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Schmidt, Leander entry deleted as both spelling exist in official records Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs by Bishop and Hey Vol. 1 p. 62, Ted's Traveling Circus pp. 14, 50-51, 55 and picture on page 71

Entry in http://www.findagrave.com has Leander F. Schmid.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs by Bishop and Hey Vol. 1 p. 62, Ted's Travelling Circus pp. 40, 157, 220, 235, and 501 and picture on page 124.

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