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.
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.
Units served with
Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945.
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...
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...
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Son of Mathilda Schiefelbein.
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||18 March 1944
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Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, OH
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Holy Cross Cemetery
Brook Park, Cuyahoga County, Ohio