Served: May 27, 1942 to January 14, 1946
Overseas: July 23,
1942 to November 3, 1945
ABOVE shoulder patches:
Left: 5th Army Air
Forces Corps; Right:
Far East Air Force
I do not know if Uncle Bud wore either of these but my research as of the date of posting suggests that these are possibly among the ones he wore.
Schuth was drafted on May 27, 1942
He was a truck driver in a Quartermaster
Unit attached to an Engineer Aviation Battalion of
Army Air Force mechanic in Papau New Guinea.
He hauled fresh, baked, and canned food, and made minor on the road repairs to his trucks.
The 1157th has credit for participation in the New Guinea Campaign.
Jean (Cizewski) and Herman Schuth
(Undated from the collection of Felix & Ann Cizewski)
Schuth died in June 21, 1956.
He appears to have contracted a severe form of malaria in Papau New Guinea and died complications.
The Veterans Administration recognized his death as service related and provided benefits to his widow and children.
The information on the complications of malaria is from Clinical Infectious Disease, Volume 47 Issue 2, 15 July 2008.Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register. (CAUTION: large PDF file, long download.)
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Last Major Update: March 26, 2019
Posted: February 3, 2012