Arthur Schulze was born on May 14, 1919. He served in the 729th Bomber Squadron, 452nd Bomber Group, Heavy, as a Staff Sergeant and Left Waist Gunner on the B-17 #43-37747 during World War II.
On July 8, 1944, his crew took off from Station 142 in Deopham Green, England, on a bombing mission to Rouen, France. At around 07:15H, their plane took a direct hit from flak and crashed near Boubiers, France. All men were killed aboard except for SSgt Schulze who was the sole survivor. He was taken as a prisoner and was sent to Stalag Luft IV in Gross Tychow, Poland.
SSgt Schulze died on January 20, 2009, at the age of 89. He is now buried in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Will County, Illinois, USA.
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