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 from the complications
of the malaria he contracted in Papau New Guinea. The
Veterans Administration recognized his death as service related
and provided benefits to his widow and children.
on the above links for more information on
Herman Schuth's service.
Background on the base at which he
served is at the Pacific Wrecks sites.
The information on the complications
of malaria is from the Mayo
Clinic health information site.
|INDEX: Cizewski, Lovetere,
Musbach, & Robinson Family History
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Last Updated: May 26, 2012
Posted: February 3, 2012