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Schwab, Ward William


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 22:14:17

Schwab, Ward William

Evanston, IL (temporary)

Serial No: 37666141

Born: Jan 25, 1924

Parents: Benjamin T. and Miriam L. Schwab

Entered Army: March 19, 1943, AAF

Training in US: Kerns Air Base, Salt Lake, UT; Radio School, Sioux Falls, SD; Fort Bragg, NC; Bergstrom Field, Austin, TX; Indianapolis, IN

Left for overseas: Maine, Aug 19, 1945. Arrived Rome, Italy by air on Aug 26, 1945. Assigned 51st Wing, 60th group. 12th Sq. Later went to Brazil, So. America with Air Transport Command (Green Project).

Sent to Front: Flew supplies over the front, Aug 27, 1945

Engagements: Rome-Arno, Southern France, GO 33 WD 45, North Appennines, Po Valley GO 40 WD 45, Air Combat Balkans. L Theater of Operation (MTO), Apr 19, 1945

Medals-Ribbons: Air Medal GO 109 Hq. 12 AF 45, Good Conduct GO 3 Hq. 6 TG Gp. 45, American Theatre Service, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, 2 Overseas Service Bars, Victory

Returned to US: Belem, Brazil, S.A. on Sep 26, 1945; Miami, FL on Sep 26, 1945

Discharged: Sioux City, IA on Nov 28, 1945. Rating: S/Sgt

Months in Service: In US, 19; overseas, 13

Present Occupation: Student

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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