Seymour Deutsch

Military
media-16158.jpeg UPL 16158 Lt. Seymour Deutsch a/k/a "Red"
Robin Deutsch Collection

Robin Deutsch

Object Number - UPL 16158 - Lt. Seymour Deutsch a/k/a "Red"

Flew 36 missions over Germany with the same crew. . 12 Missions in B-24 Liberators and 24 in B-17 Flying Fortresses, including 15 missions in 'Day's Pay'. 51,000 employees at the Hanford Engineer Works donated one day’s pay to purchase the airplane, a B-17 bomber, as their contribution to the war effort.



Member of the "Lucky Bastard's Club". All crew survived their missions with no casualties and returned home. Many remained friends for the rest of their lives.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13080107
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12136858
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-716748
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-764412
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35318031
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Aircraft

Shoo Shoo Baby
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Shoo Shoo Baby, Th Missouri Mule
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 862nd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Day's Pay
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 94th Bomb Group 410th Bomb Squadron 862nd Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Brooklyn, NY, USA 19 July 1921

Enlisted

New York, NY, USA 4 August 1942

Died

Roslyn, NY, USA 22 September 1988

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493rd BG Archives

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Updated biography. Robin Deutsch

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Add Shoo Shoo Baby to Aircraft
Robin Deutsch daughter of Lt. Seymour Deutsch

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Robin Deutsch daughter of Seymour Deutsch

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Robin Deutsch daughter of Seymour Deutsch.

"Sage Sentinel" dated Friday,
November 24, 1944.

Give 'DAY'S PAY' Crew Names For Mailing Christmas Cards. That DAY'S PAY, with the Eight Air Force based in England, is paying big dividends in successful bombing missions over Nazi targets was the news carried last week in The Sage Sentinel "extra" issued early Thursday morning.

Arlys Wineinger, 24, of Tribune,
Man., is pilot of the bomber, and says of DAY'S PAY,
"She is a top flying plane, and she's surely paying for
herself."Staff Sergeat Salvadore Leto, of New York, N.Y.,
ground crew chief of the plane, reports; "So far flak
has knocked out an engine, a gas tank, and the nose, but
DAY'S PAY always comes back.
The regular combat crew of DAY'S PAY, in addition to
Pilot Arlys Wieinger, is: 1st Lt. Robert M Neal, 25, co-pilot,
Junction, Texas; 2nd Lt. Seymour Deutsch, 23, navigator,
Brooklyn, N.Y.; 2nd Lt Frank E. McCann, 22, bombardier,
Newark, N.J.; T/Sgt. Rudolph E. Krack, 22, engineer and
gunner, Garfield, N.J.; T/Sgt. Allen N. Cohen, 23, radio
operator and gunner, Philadelphia, Pa.; S.Sgt Charles A.
Purcell, 23, ball turret gunner, Laurinsburg, N. Car.;
S.Sgt. Edwin A. Stewart, 22, waist gunner, Pensacola,
Fla.; S/Sgt. Chester W. Piergies, 22, tail gunner,
Lorain, Ohio.

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Robin Deutsch daughter of Seymour Deutsch

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Daughter of Lt. Seymour Deutsch. I provided a picture of my father and his crew in front of the plane.

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Daughter of Lt. Seymour Deutsch. I have the medal in my possession.

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I am Seymour Deutsch's daughter. His nickname was "Red"

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I am Seymour Deutsch's daughter and his highest rank achieved was First Lieutenant, not Second.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php

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