Melvin Harry Schueneman

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media-26895.jpeg UPL 26895 Melvin Schuneman , 357th Fighter Group

Shared with the American Air Museum by Peter Saunders, one of the founding members of the Friends of Leiston Airfield: http://www.friendsofleistonairfield.co.uk/

Object Number - UPL 26895 - Melvin Schuneman , 357th Fighter Group

Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Asst crew chief of Clarence E 'Bud' Anderson, S/Sgt Melvin Schueneman was returning from France in an AT-6, after repairing P-51D "Little Joe". Lt Walter Corby and "Schunny" were killed as their A/C flew into bad weather returning to Leiston. Killed in service (KIS). 

Awards: BS, Good Conduct, PH.

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People

Captain Clarence E. Jr. "Bud" Anderson, ace of the 357th Fighter Group, sits on the wing of his P-51 Mustang (B6-S, serial number 43-12315) nicknamed "Old Crow". Image signed on reverse by Anderson. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Major C E Anderson ace 357 FG. A/c name 'Old Crow'.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron Headquarters (357th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-730324
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 357th Fighter Group 91st Bomb Group 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31109402
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Crew Chief / Flight Chief / Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: AT-6 Texan/Harvard
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron
Captain Clarence E. Jr. "Bud" Anderson, ace of the 357th Fighter Group, sits on the wing of his P-51 Mustang (B6-S, serial number 43-12315) nicknamed "Old Crow". Image signed on reverse by Anderson. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Major C E Anderson ace 357 FG. A/c name 'Old Crow'.
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Old Crow Pretty Pix
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Little Joe
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 363rd Fighter Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Leiston airfield looking south, the control tower and technical site are to the right, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/929. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Theberton/Saxmundham

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

14 September 1919 Son of Charles and Mary [Ahles] Schueneman.

Other

Killed in service

27 January 1945 Returning from France in an AT-6, after repairing P-51D "Little Joe". Lt Walter Corby and "Schunny" were killed as their A/C flew into bad weather returning to Leiston. Killed in service (KIS).

Buried/ Commemorated

28 January 1945 Interred Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Born

Based

27 January 1945 Assigned to 363FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted

Buried/ Commemorated

Re-Interred Hillside cemetery St Clair, Michigan

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

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