SGT Robert Paul Schafer

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SGT Robert Paul Schafer

  • Birth 13 Aug 1925
  • Death 16 Feb 1945 At Sea
  • Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
  • Plot Tablets of the Missing
  • Memorial ID 56366447

Aerial Gunner aboard 15th Air Force B-24H
Liberator #41-28607 "Sage Lady."

Shot down over the Adriatic Sea by two
German Fw190 fighter planes while on
mission to Austria. Only the co-pilot
survived and was taken as a POW.

A cenotaph is located next to the grave of his father in Worthington Cemetery.

The other crew members KIA were:

2nd Lt. Charles Stiede, Pilot
Flt. Off. Reece F Davis, Jr, Navigator
2nd Lt. Norman F Walker, Bombardier
Cpl. Vernon J Collins
Cpl. Gailon G Gunter
Cpl. Burl B Price
Cpl. Cecil P Roscoe


Family Members

Parents

Inscription

SGT 723 BOMB SQ 450 BOMB GP(H) MINN

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Minnesota.

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  • Maintained by: ShaneO
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56366447
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Robert Paul Schafer (13 Aug 1925–16 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56366447, citing Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by ShaneO (contributor 47009366) .