Schreiber, Leroy Adolph, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 1065, 62nd Fighter Squadron - Spikes
Service Years
1940 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Major

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Last Address
RAF Halesworth (USAAF 365), Suffolk, England

Casualty Date
Apr 15, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
France
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Ardennes, Belgium
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot C Row 1 Grave 45

 Official Badges 

Commander AAFTTC Instructor


 Unofficial Badges 

Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
World War II Fallen
  2013, World War II Fallen


 Ribbon Bar


Pilot Badge


 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolUnited States Army Air Forces (USAAF)312th Fighter Squadron - Scorpions318th Fighter Group
61st Fighter Squadron  - Zemke's Wolfpack56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron  - Spikes62nd Fighter Squadron  - Spikes
  1940-1941, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1941-1943, AAF MOS 770, USAAF Flying Training Command
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 312th Fighter Squadron - Scorpions
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 318th Fighter Group
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1055, 61st Fighter Squadron - Zemke's Wolfpack
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 56th Fighter Group
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1055, 62nd Fighter Squadron - Spikes
  1944-1944, AAF MOS 1065, 62nd Fighter Squadron - Spikes
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard University
  1935-1939, Harvard University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1943-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was credited with destroying 12 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 1 probable, 6 damaged, and 2 destroyed on the ground.

Synopsis of his DSC citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain (Air Corps) Leroy A. Schreiber (ASN: 0-401242), United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-47 Fighter Airplane in the 62d Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, EIGHTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 20 February 1944, in the European Theater of Operations. On this date as Captain Schreiber shot down three enemy aircraft in a single engagement. Captain Schreiber's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 8th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 25 (1944)

Action Date: 20-Feb-44

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Captain

Company: 62d Fighter Squadron

Regiment: 56th Fighter Group

Division: 8th Air Force

   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_schreiber_l_a.php
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1624
http://www.abmc.gov/node/516230#.VxGVRTaBe0g
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56360781
http://lostaircraft.com/database.php?lang=en&mode=viewentry&e=15435
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_056.php
http://valor.militarytimes.com/search.php?term=leroy+schreiber
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=56
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/56th_Operations_Group
http://www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/62fs.htm
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/146873
https://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/en/american-war-cemetery-ardennes-s/44037-schreiber-leroy-a
   
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