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2LT Floyd Otto Scudder, Jr
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Birth: Oct. 29, 1922
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1943
Oxfordshire, England

Second Lieutenant Scudder was the pilot
of B-17F Flying Fortress #42-3142, nicknamed
"Buttercup," serving with the 368th Bomb
Squadron, 306th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
in England during World War II.

He was killed when his plane encountered
severe turbulence in bad weather after
departing for target mission to Germany,
and crashed at Great Haseley, southeast of
Oxford, England.

All ten crew members aboard perished.

The other crew members were:

2nd Lt. Leland C Hendershot, co-pilot
2nd Lt. Ewing Shields, III, navigator
2nd Lt. John A Strauser, bombadier
T/Sgt. Sam P Bearden, radio operator
T/Sgt. Harris R Whitten, flt. engineer
S/Sgt. Charles R Nicholson, tail gunner
Sgt. Eustasio C Gonzales, waist gunner
Sgt. Albert A Griepenstroh, waist gunner
Sgt. Albert E Tessier, Jr, ball turret gunner 
 
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 Parents:
  Floyd Otto Scudder (1895 - 1973)
  Lola Scudder (1896 - 1990)
 
Inscription:
2LT, 368 AAF BOMB SQ WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Washington Park East Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Sec O, Lot 321, Space 7
 
Created by: ShaneO
Record added: May 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69941084
2LT Floyd Otto Scudder, Jr
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2LT Floyd Otto Scudder, Jr
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2LT Floyd Otto Scudder, Jr
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Marion County, Indiana...Killed In Action...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Jan. 18, 2017
Thank you for your sacrifice.
- Judie Custer
 Added: Oct. 1, 2014
 
 
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