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Robert Leffingwell Schanen

Graduating Class of 1939
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Second Lieutenant Schanen

Second Lieutenant
Robert Leffingwell Schanen

Army Air Forces
571st Bombardment Squadron


Port Washington, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death


Date of Death

Location of Burial

Saint Marys Cemetery, Port Washington, WI

More About Second Lieutenant Schanen

While at the university, Second Lieutenant Schanen was a member and served as president of Delta Tau Delta. He received a B.A. in 1939 and an L.L.B in 1941. Before enlisting he had a brief career as a lawyer and was interested in air law.

He was initially trained to be a pilot but was later transferred to the study of navigation. He received his wings April 1, 1943. For the next two months he was involved in training flights over the United States of America.

2d Lt. Schanen was killed in action on his 26th birthday. At the time he was stationed in England, and was a navigator on the Flying Fortress "Ascend Charley."