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Michel Francis Schexnayder Jr



Units served with


  • 43-37887 'Old Battle Axe'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Hunter 10/6/44; Dow Fd 30/6/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-T] Bassingbourn 31/7/44; 401BG [LL-J]; after 22 missions switched to Carpet Jammer Ops; Returned to the USA Bradley 15/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45;...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...


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25 January 2018 15:08:01 PaulSchex Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Discharge documents, 401st Bomb Squadron Daily Reports, 8th Air Force Historical Society, and personal notes.