William H. Schanz

BRANCH OF SERVICE

U.S. Army Air Forces

HOMETOWN

Paterson, NJ

HONORED BY

Daughter, Susan Connelly

 

 

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

9/22/1942 TO 11/1945. IN APRIL 1943, GRADUATED AS A RADIO GUNNER FROM

THE ARMY AIR FORCES GUNNERY SCHOOL, TYNDALL FIELD, FLORIDA. PROMOTED TO

SERGEANT AND AWARDED HIS WINGS. ASSIGNED TO A BOMBER SQUADRON AT BARKSDALE

FIELD, LOUISIANA. 1945, STAFF SERGEANT,RADIO OPERATOR WITH THE 324TH SIGNAL

COMPANY WING.

AUTHORIZED TO WEAR THE GOLD LAUREL LEAF PATCH, DENOTING HIS COMPANY WAS

AWARDED THE MERITORIOUS SERVICE PLAQUE. HE WAS ALSO AUTHORIZED TO WEAR

THE EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN RIBBON WITH THREE CAMPAIGN STARS

(Submitted by: Daughter, Susan Connelly)