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Melvin Schissler Collection

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Melvin Schissler Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Melvin Schissler
State of Birth:
PA
Home State:
PA
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1945
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit of Service
323rd Bomb Squadron, 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force
Location of Service
United States; England; European Theater
Battles/Campaigns
Air Offensive Europe
Highest Rank
Second Lieutenant
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a ball turret gunner and completed 25 missions in a B-17 bomber nicknamed "Blue Dreams."

Collection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] --Oral history interview
Interviewer:
Jeffrey Cook
Contributor:
Jeffrey Cook
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Airbase Arizona, Commemorative Air Force
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/98262
Subjects:
Schissler, Melvin
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army Air Forces/Corps.
Cite as:
Melvin Schissler Collection
(AFC/2001/001/98262), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2015-04-02
 

 

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