2Lt David Otis Schoocraft

2Lt David Otis Schoocraft

Birth
Death 20 Aug 1943 (aged 22)
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56314180 · View Source
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2nd/Lt. David Schoocraft MIA/KIA
Hometown: Tennessee
Squadron: 513th BS 376th Bomb Group
Service # O-793178
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. Wayne V. Friberg DFC MIA/KIA

Target:
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 19-Aug-43
Serial Number: 42-40660
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter: A
Aircraft Name: LITTLE RICHARD
Location: Ditched in the Mediterranean
Cause: Crew 7KIA 3POW or RTD
Notes:

Seven of Lt. Fribergs crew flying LITTLE RICHARD are listed as MIA/KIA date August 19 1943. Navigator Kenneth D. Hamilton on this mission survived ditching and spent 18 hours in Mediterranean.

Crew of LITTLE RICHARD
1Lt Wayne V. Friberg Pilot
1Lt Richard F. Hurd Co Pilot
2nd/Lt. George A. Lascurettes Bombardier
2nd/1Lt David O. Schoocraft
T/Sgt. Woodrow W. Johnston Engineer
T/Sgt. Jewett A. Bale Radio Op.
/S/Sgt. Parke L. Hoover Gunner
S/Sgt. John J. Masterson Gunner
S/Sgt. Albert Grosse Gunner

B24 42-40660 was piloted by 1st/Lt. Dean Lear in the ploesti raid.


Inscription

2 LT 513 BOMB SQ 376 BOMB GP(H) TENN

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Tennessee.

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  • Maintained by: John Dowdy
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56314180
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt David Otis Schoocraft (29 May 1921–20 Aug 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56314180, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by John Dowdy (contributor 47791572) .