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Sgt Walter E. "Wally" Schryver, Jr
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1921
Niagara County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1992
Niagara Falls
Niagara County
New York, USA

U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and former POW.

Staff Sergeant Walter E. Schryver served as a Radio Operator on C-47A S/N 42-92842. While flying a resupply airdrop mission on 19 Sep 1944 during Operation Market Garden, his aircraft encountered heavy flak and was shot down over Holland. Schryver, Crew Chief TSgt Clifford V. Meadows and Drop Master PFC Bruce L. Moore bailed out safely and survived, but Schryver and Meadows were captured by the German Army. Schryver was held at Stalag Luft I in Barth, Germany; Meadows was held at Stalag Luft IV near Tychowo, Poland.

Co-Pilot 2Lt Warren W. Ehlert also successfully bailed out, but was later killed in action. Aircraft Commander and Pilot 1Lt David B. Proctor was last seen putting on his parachute, but was unable to bail out. He went down with the aircraft and was killed.
 
 
Burial:
Niagara Falls Memorial Park
Lewiston
Niagara County
New York, USA
Plot: Section HH, Plot 83, Grave 3
 
Created by: Rob
Record added: Jan 03, 2013
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Sgt Walter E. Wally Schryver, Jr
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-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 5, 2014
Prisoner of War Medal - Happy Veterans Day, Wally.
- Rob
 Added: Nov. 11, 2013

- Rob
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013
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