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Walter Eugene Schutt


Flew 30 missions. 23 December 1944 Dahlhem. August 1944 over France. On 1st mission, pilot landed with all 4 engines out.

DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster



  • Heath Carriker

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Dec 23, 44 on mission to Blatchen, ger. flack disabled aileron and rudder control with resulting loss of altitude from 23,000 to 8,000 ft. With elevator controls and all engines we made it back to Base 1:30 late. This was a close call! ...

  • Paul Evans

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    DFC w 2 Oak Leaf Clusters Also served in Korea and Vietnam. Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

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  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio 27 July 1917
Lived in West Alexandria, OH 45381, USA 1942

Rural Route 2

1st combat mission Woodbridge, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK 11 August 1944

"We had the usual close calls in our missions, the first, in my mind, being the worst. We, not being fully acclimated, had straggled a bit, and so we were quickly targeted. Flak hit us several times, primarily hitting #3 and #4 engines. We were immediately crippled of course, so started for a large RAF emergency field on the coast, just over the channel. As we lost altitude over the Channel, Red Evans (Pilot) called over the intercom: "Fellas it's now just like the movies, this is the time we start throwing things overboard." And we did! One of the two remaining engines gave out over the Channel, we clipped off the tops of a few trees on the English side. We saw the field, almost down for it, the last engine gave out, and as we were approaching a Nissen hut, Red nosed the plane over to stop it. I had previously hand cranked down the main gear, but there had been no time to get the nose wheel down. Well you would haver have seen 10 men jump out of an airplane faster and scramble to the fields edge. Luckily no one was hurt and after a few days rest, we went at it again." - Walter E. Schutt

Died Ohio, USA 12 May 2004
Buried Wilmington, OH 45177, USA 16 May 2004

Sugar Grove Cemetery
Clinton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 2, lot 107


Date Contributor Update
13 June 2016 01:51:59 466thHistorian Changes to nickname and events

Letter from Walter Schutt to Chris Brassfield - 26 November 1999
466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 02:17:49 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, role, events, person associations and unit associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2014 02:49:09 466thHistorian Changes to awards and events

466th BG Historian

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27 September 2014 18:26:51 AAM AAM ingest

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