Samuel Schaeffer

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Killed in Action (KIA) on 3 January 1945 when his aircraft took off successfully, turned right and subsequently crashed and burned. All crew members were killed.

Awards: PH.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 406th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19151770 / O-775027
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-52650) nicknamed "Cancer ?" of the 486th Bomb Group. The nose art was painted by the artist Phillip S Brinkman.
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Cancer
  • Unit: 406th Bomb Group 458th Bomb Group 486th Bomb Group 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy) 801st Bomb Group 406th Bomb Squadron 834th Bomb Squadron 835th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Died

Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, UK 1945-01-03 Crashed Aston Clinton in B-24 42-52650 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 15974

Born

Essex County, NJ, USA 1920-02-26

Enlisted

Newark, NJ, USA 1943-04-20

Buried

620 Central Ave, Newark, NJ 07107, USA Isserman cemetery Newark New Jersey

Based

Harrington 1945-01-03 Assigned to 406BS, 492BG, 8AF USAAF.