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Clarence E Schuchmann

Military

Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Blachley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 457th Bomb Group

  • Robert Bridges

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Harold Dusseau

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Thomas Goff

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Hibbs

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42107015 INT

  • Robert Kaufman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Survived ditching in B-17G 42-38063 'GI Virgin'.

  • Edgar Lanzoni

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Leahy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Le Bourget in B-17 42-102464; Hit by flak lost two engines. 14-Jun-44 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5805 Awards: AM, DSC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Franklin Marra

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    32 missions from February - July 1944. PH/ DFC/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Charles Webber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Armorer Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 750th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31591 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 25/1/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 11/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 19/3/44, force landed continent; Salvaged 1 SAD Troston 22/4/44; mission...

  • 42-31620 Skunk Hollow

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 750BS/457BG [B] Glatton 26/1/44; on return from Hardelot 2/6/44 with Franklin Morrell, Co-pilot: Andrew Whiten, rest unknown (10 Returned to Duty) force landed no hydraulics, ran off runway...

  • 42-32098

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 7/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned 388BG Knettishall 25/2/44; transferred 750BS/457BG [Y] Glatton 4/3/44; battle damaged Cologne 2/10/44 with Jim Franklin and crew all OK; two engines out and force landed Belgium...

  • 42-38063 'G I Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Wendover 12/12/43; Assigned 749BS/457BG [S] Glatton 26/1/44; Missing in Action Munich 12/7/44 with Bob Kaufman, Co-pilot: Bob Burkholder, Navigator: Bernard Plaut, Bombardier: D.J. Letzia, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

  • 42-97063

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 6/2/44; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 11/2/44; transferred 7504BS/457BG [-- V] Glatton 1/3/44; Missing in Action Augsburg 16/3/44 with Lew Lennartson & rest RTD{back to base by midnight}, including Sgt Omer Fontaine...

  • 42-97067 'Georgia Peach' aka 'Black Puff Polly'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Gr Island 3/2/44; Presque Is 21/2/44; Assigned 94BG Rougham 22/2/44; transferred 748BS/457BG [Y] Glatton 4/4/44 BLACK PUFF POLLY; Missing in Action Ruhland 28/5/44 with Rudie Stohl, Co-pilot: Dave Schellenger, Navigator:...

  • 42-97469 Busy Baby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/11/43; Wendover 8/12/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 26/2/44; 457BG Glatton 12/3/44; 527BS/379BG [FO-I] Kimbolton 18/3/44; transferred to RAF Binbrook 12/44 and declared war weary 11/1/45; 34BG Mendlesham /45; 1 Base Air Depot,...

  • 42-97579

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/12/43; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 24/1/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [G] Glatton 23/2/44; 750BS; Missing in Action Le Bourget 14/6/44 with Roy Allen, Co-pilot: Verne Lewis, Navigator: Joe Brusse, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Roy...

  • 42-97649 'Paper Warrior'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/1/44; 1SAG Langley 7/2/44; Grenier 14/3/44; Assigned 91BG Bassingbourn 27/4/44; transferred 351BG Polebrook 14/6/44; 748BS/457BG [M] Glatton 28/8/44; 305BG Chelveston 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 4/4/46. PAPER WARRIOR.

  • 42-97827

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [B] Glatton 1/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 233 BIG WEEK - DAY 5

    24 February 1944
    BIG WEEK resumes with full intensity against the German aircraft industry. Bomber tactics are changed slightly in that each Air Division will be directed at more widely dispersed primary targets whoch it is thought will frustrate concentration...

  • 8th Air Force 235 BIG WEEK - DAY 6

    25 February 1944
    On this final operation of BIG WEEK, Day 6, a combined force of 754 heavy bombers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched to bomb the German aircraft industries at Regensburg, Augsburg, Stuttgart and Furth, Germany. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 246

    3 March 1944
    A combined force of 748 heavy bombers are despatched to bomb the primary targets of Berlin, Erkner and Oranienburg, Germany, but weather and dense contrails forced most of the formations to turn back or seek Targets of Opportunity (TOs). 1st Combat...

  • 8th Air Force 266

    19 March 1944
    V-Weapon sites in France are the targets for this mission. A combined force of 193 B-17s of 1st and 3rd Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 269

    20 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Frankfurt and the railroad marshalling yards there are the targets for this mission. All three Air Disivisions despatch aircraft but high clouds frustrated bombing attempts and many formations abandoned the mission even after...

  • 8th Air Force 275

    23 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Brunswick, Munster, Osnabruck, and Achmer, Germany as well as the airfield at Handorf, Germany become the targets for a force of 768 heavy bombers despatched by all three Air Divisions. The bomber gunner claims on German...

  • 8th Air Force 277

    24 March 1944
    This mission is composed of two elements, one from 1st Air Division and the other from 2nd Air Division. A total of 436 hevay bombers are despatched. The primary target for 1st Air Division is the the ball bearing plants at Schweifurt, Germany. 2nd Air...

  • 8th Air Force 280

    26 March 1944
    9 V-Weapon sites in the Pas-de-Calaise, France area and 7 V-Weapon sites in the Cherbourg, France area are the targets of this mission. A combined force of 573 heavy bombers from all three Air Divisions are despatched. Mission Summary follows: ...

  • 8th Air Force 284

    29 March 1944
    This mission is composed of two separate elements. The first element is a combined force of 238 B-17s of 1st Air Division: 91BG; 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 351BG; 379BG; 381BG; 384BG; 401BG and 457BG are despatched to bomb the industrial areas of...

  • 8th Air Force 295

    10 April 1944

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Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fayette County, IA, USA 28 October 1918
Enlisted Des Moines, IA, USA 11 April 1942
Based Glatton 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF.

Battle damaged deadstick landing Glatton, Huntingdon PE28 5RR, UK 25 February 1944

Lost three engines, and in making a down wind landing, with another ship landing from the opposite direction, lost the fourth engine and made a dead stick landing. The other craft made a touch-and-go landing, avoiding a collision.

Died Hawkeye, IA 52147, USA 17 May 2006

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2018 17:56:20 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/64377964-clarence-e-schuchmann
https://www.fold3.com/page/84605455-clarence-e-schuchmann/facts
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA16.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA107.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA112.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA4.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA44.html
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA49.html
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA70.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA81.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA91.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA96.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA100.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA15.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA18.html
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA19.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA20.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA22.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA24.html
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA27.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA3.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA31.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA33.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA39.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA48.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA52.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA55.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA6.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA8.HTML
http://www.457thbombgroup.org/Narratives/MA93.HTML

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1993 457th BGA Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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