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Charles E Schultheis


Shot down 13 June 1943 in B-17 #42-29715 'Klo Kay', Killed in Action (KIA). Gave his seat up to the Command Pilot for this flight.


Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-29715 Klo Kay

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8/2/43; 94BG Pueblo 18/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 18/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Presque Is 7/4/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL- ] Bassingbourn 17/4/43; Earls Colne 12/5/43; Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Capt Bolling Rawlinson ...

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...

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...


Event Location Date
Born Flushing, New York, USA 30 January 1920
Died Pohnsdorf, Germany 13 June 1943


Date Contributor Update
25 April 2020 21:14:29 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2017 12:45:52 Lucy May Changes to service number, role, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
27 November 2017 22:02:29 Changes to nickname

My name is Jim Gossweiler. Charles Schultheis was my mother's brother (my uncle). My family has several items including photographs we can ad to your website.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 15162 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database