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S/Sgt. Edward Carroll Schultz



Schultz Killed in Action in India on January 21

Was Gunner With Aerial Bombardment Group; Overseas Two Years

S/Sgt. Edward C. Schultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Schultz, 240 9th S.E, was killed in action in India Jan. 21, according to a telegram received here from the war department.

S/Sgt. Schultz was gunner with an aerial bombardment group. He went overseas the latter part of 1943 and had been in India for some time. Early in January he reported slightly wounded.

Before going overseas S/Sgt. Schultz served as aerial gunnery instructor at Las Vegas, Nev., where he had been graduated from gunnery school. He entered the service in Sept. 1942. He had last been home at Thanksgiving time in 1943 and following his furlough here he mailed a $5 contribution to the Canteen in appreciation of courtesies extended to him by the serviceman's center at that time.

Besides his parents S/Sgt. Schultz is survived by a brother, Arden, in the maritime service in Florida. There are 2 brothers and 4 sisters at home.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, February 3, 1945 (photo included)

Edward Carroll Schultz was born Dec. 29, 1920 to Edwin and Pearl Schultz. He died Jan. 21, 1945 and is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Sgt. Schultz served with the U.S. Army Air Force, 9th Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Group, 10th Air Force, India-Burma Theater. He was killed with the rest of the crew as their B-24J took off from Pandaveswar Army Air Base in India, striking a small hill a mile from the end of the runway. He was a gunner of the air crew. He was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Sources: ancestry.com