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Staff Sergeant Richard "Slug" Schultheis, a waist gunner of the 385th Bomb Group in position inside a B-17 Flying Fortress. Verteran's handwritten caption on reverse: 'S/Sgt. Richard "Slug" Schultheis. LWG on crew of : Lt Frederick Heiser 550th. Completed 35 missions.



  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...


  • Richard Schultheis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Richard "Slug" Schultheis served as a waist gunner with the 550th Bomb Squadron of the 385th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Great Ashfield, England.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:12 AAM AAM ingest

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