Artillery training with Howitzers at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1943
Gift of Betty Schoeneck Howell
Photograph. 75mm gun and U.S. soldiers during training exercises. Personal Caption: "First gun squad (75mm) [sic]. Section 5. L[eft] to R[ight]: Benny Padilla - Albuquerque, N. Mex. [New Mexico]. Leonard Foster - Midland, Tex. [Texas]. Myself [George W. Schoeneck]. Harvey Simpson - Pine Bluff, Ark. [Arkansas]. August Lanetto - Steubenville, Ohio. Robert Brondt - St. Louis, Mo." Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. Circa 1943
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Items from the service of George W. Schoeneck, who was born on July 22, 1923 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He enlisted in the Army on 21 October 1942 and served with the 463rd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion as an observation pilot. Schoeneck arrived in Palermo, Sicily in January of 1944 and served in Europe until he was Killed in Action on 16 January 1945. Schoeneck was interred in an American cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. Collection includes over seventy photographs and a few documents related to Schoeneck's service.
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