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Leander F Schmid

Military

On 10 January 1943 when 93rd was assigned to N. Africa to help defeat Rommel.

B-24D-1-CO 41-23665 'Big Dealer' had mission to La Galite (a small Mediterranean island off Tunisia). Crashed near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage. 4 killed and 5 returned to action.

In Ted's Travelling Circus, reference is made that Schmidt was formerly a NY teacher and was retired by Timberlake as his mission requirements were met. Some reference is made on the web (Ploesti: The Great Air Battle) that Schmidt (also spelled as Schmid) was, with Timberlake, one of the 3 principle planners of the Ploesti raid.

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23665 Big Dealer

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed on 10 January 1943 near Bir el Khamsa, Egypt, while en-route back to Gambut-Main after dark. Crash may have been due to fuel shortage. The injured men were taken to 21st CCS at Mersa Matruth . 4 killed and 5 returned to action.

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State 1914
Died 1982

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 December 2016 11:57:06 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- Schmidt, Leander entry deleted as both spelling exist in official records Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs by Bishop and Hey Vol. 1 p. 62, Ted's Traveling Circus pp. 14, 50-51, 55 and picture on page 71

Entry in http://www.findagrave.com has Leander F. Schmid.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs by Bishop and Hey Vol. 1 p. 62, Ted's Travelling Circus pp. 40, 157, 220, 235, and 501 and picture on page 124.

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