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John Henry Schanzbach Jr

Military

Service

People

  • Howard Ayers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    KIS Attended Brackenridge High School in San Antonio. Was a carrier (newspaper boy) for his local newspaper. Buried in the Fort Sam Houston Military Cemetery in San Antonio.

  • Frank Garry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    KIS

  • Donald King

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 398th Bomb Group

  • Mark Magnan

    Military | Colonel | 398th Bomb Group
    DFC, Air medal

  • James Mayhall

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Flew on Harold Spangler's crew in 'Goosey Lucy'

  • Claude Selby

    Military | Captain | 398th Bomb Group

  • Harold Spangler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Air medal

  • Robert Weidig

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Air medal Marriage date September 5th 1941

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Units served with

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 603rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38068

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/6/44; Kearney 5/7/44; Grenier 19/7/44; Assigned 850BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; Missing in Action Frankfurt 9/3/45 with Carl Faust, Oliver Hirist, Harry Perdue, Leroy Pierstos, Bob Greene, Paul Winkle, Lloyd Wells (7 Prisoner of War);...

  • 43-38669

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/8/44; Hunter 3/9/44; Dow Fd 18/9/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-G] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold...

Missions

  • 723

    25 November 1944

  • 772

    31 December 1944

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Orleans 14 May 1924
Enlisted New Orleans 30 June 1942
Died 11 January 1988
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2021 19:02:39 Amanda Changes to person associations and mission associations
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398th

Date Contributor Update
28 March 2021 18:49:50 Amanda Changes to media associations
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398th

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2021 16:39:42 Amanda Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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