New England Air Museum
Robert D Schmidt
 
Recent Address:   38821 Chaparrosa Way, Pal Desert, CA 92260
 
Email:    
 
Family Information:   Parents: Henry and Beulah; Wife: Marjorie; Children: Robert, William
 
Hometown:   Santa Monica, CA
 
Date Entered Service:   October 28, 1942
 
Service Number:   19179397
 
Bomb Group:   444th Bomb Group
 
Squadron:   676th Bomb Squadron
 
Location of Unit:   Chakulia, India; May 1, 1944
 
Missions Flown:    
 
Hump Missions Flown:   One to Chengtu - September 1944.
 
Targets:    
 
Awards/Decorations:   American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal,
 
Service Schools Attended:   785 Tech School -- Lincoln, NE Jan-Jun 1943; 4th Tech School -- Chanute Field, IL Jul 1943; Boeing B-29 School -- Seattle, WA Sep-Dec 1943
 
Military Specialty(ies):   MOS 685-Airplane Electrical Mechanic, Specialist,
 
Rank Upon Discharge:   Sgt.
 
Crew Type:   Ground crew
 
Airplane Serial No.& Name:   My Assam Dragon -- lost over Anshan, Manchuria 9/8/44; 42-24485 Lady Marge -- second plane
 
Were you a POW?   No
 
Were you interned?   No
 
Date Transferred from the 58th:    
 
Date Discharged from the 58th:   November 20, 1945
 
Post-WWII Military Service:    
 
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Los Angeles City Fire Department
 
Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:
Glad then and glad now to do my duty for my country. Gave three years of my youth, but many gave their whole future -- they gave their lives!
 
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