Danny Lee, is a nephew of Sergeant Dale Schilling.
My uncle, Staff Sergeant Anthony Korkuc, and Dale Schilling flew together only once. The mission was with the 381st Bomb Group and unfortunately both were killed on February 25, 1944.
When I contacted the Schilling family they were kind enough to send me a crew picture of Dale. Both Dale and my uncle are buried together at Arlington National Cemetery and since Dale had substituted for my uncle's crew's regular tail gunner, I was curious what he looked like.
Since I could find no Pratt with the 381st Bomb Group, I looked closer at the Pratt Crew Photo and noted a reference to the 303rd Bomb Group. Schilling must have been transferred to the 381st at some point in time. The photo was provided to your website by me. I hope the Schilling family does not mind me providing the photo to this group. If any knows how or why Dale Schilling was transferred to the 381st Bomb Group I would certainly be interested. Thank-you. PS Your website is quite impressive!
Respectfully, Bob Korkuc
SCHILLING, DALE E
SGT AAF USA
BURIED AT: SECTION 34 SITE 1631
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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