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SSgt Sidney Schneider
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SSgt Sidney Schneider

Birth
New York, USA
Death 9 Apr 1944 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Cenotaph Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
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Memorial ID 56294140 · View Source
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Sidney served as a Staff Sergeant & Ball Turret Gunner on B-17G #42-107076, 563rd Bomber Squadron, 388th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 4, 1942 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Stock clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

B-17G #42-107076 took off from RAF Knettishall with a target of the Focke-Wulf Aircraft factory at Poznan, Poland. While on this mission they were hit by enemy flak and severely damaged.

Sidney was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-17 crashed, due to the damage, into the Baltic Sea seven miles Southeast of Nykobing, near Boto, Denmark during the war. He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12193767

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Airmen who perished on B-17G #42-107076:

Bruce, Alexander G ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, Missouri
Budzbanowski, Eugene S ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Illinois
Gallagher, Norman D ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, California
Rose, John C ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Arkansas
Schneider, Sidney ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, New York
Scriffignano, Philip ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, New Jersey
Sundstrom, Vincent F ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, Maine
Vlymen, John R, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, New York
Waluck, Adolph ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Massachusetts
Weintraub, Manuel ~ S/Sgt, Bombardier, Pennsylvania

Bio by: Russ Pickett


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56294140
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Sidney Schneider (1924–9 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56294140, citing Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .