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SGT  Joseph B. SCHWAB

UNIT: 351st BOMB Sqdn POSITION: BTG

Joseph Schwab BTG on Lt McGeorge Crew

Joseph Schwab, BTG on Lt McGeorge Crew

SERIAL #: STATUS: FEH
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Comments1: ALBANY, NY

COMMENTS & NOTES

MEMO 1:

CREW

2nd Lt John D.McGeorge           P  Probably flying at end of hostilities
2nd Lt Frank W.Sustarsic         CP   Probably flying at end of hostilities
2nd Lt Robert L.Schmidt       NAV   Probably flying at end of hostilities
   Cpl Allen Reed                 ROG  Probably flying at end of hostilities
   Cpl Albert K.Hewitt           TTE  Probably flying at end of hostilities
   Cpl Joseph B.Schwab          BTG  Probably flying at end of hostilities
   Cpl Russell R.Parmater    NG/TOG  Probably flying at end of hostilities
   Cpl Ernest M.Champion,Jr.     WG    Probably flying at end of hostilities
   Cpl Orville L.Brown               TG   Probably flying at end of hostilities

351st Sqdn.  Crew,as above joined 100th Group on 11/4/45. Were going to call the plane " Beautiful Ohio"

Flew ChowHound missions.

5/1/1945 VALKENBURG, HAGUE-                   flew A/C 48836    EP-H St Louis Woman
5/2/1945 SCHIPHOL AF/ ALKMAAR- HOLLAND-flew A/C 297126  EP-D The Latest Rumor
5/3/1945 BERGEN, HILVERSUM-                    flew A/C 339424  EP-B The Super Goose
5/5/1945 BERGEN, AF, HILVERSUM, BAARN,   flew A/C 339258  EP-M  No Name
5/6/1945 BERGEN, HILVERSUM                     flew A/C 339258  EP-M  No Name

MEMO 2:

Obituary for Joseph B. Schwab
Joseph B. Schwab, 96, of North Olmsted, passed away December 18, 2015.
He was born in Albany, NY, the son of the late William and Mary (nee Schilling). He enlisted with the US Army in April of 1942 during WWII and was an Aerial Gunner. A member of 351st Bombardment Squadron 100th Bombardment Group, he was present for 5 of 6 missions of Operation Chowhound Mercy Mission to Holland with the John D. McGeorge crew. He received the American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. 
Following his honorable discharge in March of ’46, he moved to Ohio where 3 of his crew were from, and settled in Cleveland where he began working at the Statler Hotel as an ice sculptor. He then went to work for Warner and Swasey where he dedicated 33 years as a machinist. 
Beloved husband of Edith (nee Forrer); dear father of Joseph A.; loving brother of eight siblings who predeceased him; cherished uncle of many nieces and nephews. 
Funeral service Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 2PM in the Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., North Olmsted, 

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 NCO members of the John D. McGeorge crew; Front Row, L-R Russel Parmater, Joseph Schwab Standing L-R Allen Reed, Orville Brown, Ernest Champion, Albert Hewitt Detailed Information Courtesy Steve Parmater Collection 

 

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