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Bernard Schuster

Graduating Class of 1942
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Flight Officer Schuster

Flight Officer
Bernard Schuster

313th Troop Carrier Group
9th Air Force


Milwaukee, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Bastogne, Belgium

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Agudas Achim Cemetery, Cudahy, WI

More About Flight Officer Schuster

Officer Schuster was born in Poland and came to Milwaukee with his parents in 1929. He attended the Agriculture College at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining the Air Force in July 1943.

Officer Schuster trained as a navigator and was stationed in England. He was present for the D-Day invasion as a navigator on a C-47 cargo plane dropping paratroopers of 101st Airborne division behind Utah beach. He survived Normandy and was killed while resupplying troops of the 101st surrounded at Bastogne aboard a C-47.

Officer Schuster was killed in action over Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.