Schaper, David (Interview outline and video), 2005

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Title

Schaper, David (Interview outline and video), 2005

Creator

Contributor

Boring, Frank (Interviewer)

Description

David Schaper was born in Wright City, Missouri on August 2, 1921. Prior to enlisting in the Army Air Force he worked for Curtiss-Wright on the AT-6, even after enlisting he was granted a twelve month deferrment due to his work on the AT-6. He was eventually called up for service and was sent to Texas for basic training and gunnery training. He was assigned to a B-24 Liberator bomber crew in Lincoln, Nebraska. They trained together before being deployed to the European Theatre. They were Crew #54 of the 766th Bombardment Squadron of the 461st Bombardment Group stationed at Torretto Air Field, Italy. They flew bombing missions into Austria, as well as supply missions into the Po Valley. In the summer of 1945 he was sent back to the United States and began training with the B-29 Superfortress at Pratt Army Air Field, Kansas in July. After Japan surrendered he was sent to Sioux City Army Air Bse, Iowa where he was discharged.

Date

2005-10-22

Rights

Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries. Allendale, Michigan

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_SchaperD1798V

Format

application/pdf
video/mp4

Type

Text
Moving Image

Language

eng

Citation

Schaper, David, “Schaper, David (Interview outline and video), 2005,” Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2024, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/41127.
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