Woodbury County

Lt. Hayward K. Schandoriff




First Lieut. Hayward K. Schandoriff, bombardier on a B-24 Liberator, received the air-medal for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight near Kavieng, New Ireland. While engaged on a mission to attack enemy shipping, his aircraft made three direct hits on an enemy vessel which sank four minutes later. Lieut. Gen. George C. Kenney awarded the citation.

Lieut. Schandorff previously received five oak leaf clusters. He has completed 300 combat hours with the Ninth air force in New Guinea. He was graduated from Big Spring, Texas, March, 1943.

He is the son of T. J. Schandoriff, 1414 Myrtle Street. His wife the former Margaret Wilson, resides at 521 Prescott Street.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, May 9, 1944 (photo included)