1/Lt. Thomas D. Schank

1/Lt. Thomas D. Schank

338th FS - 24 April 1944 - 06 October 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J CL-T 42-104106 "Stinger"
P-51D CL-I 44-13668 "Rocky Mt. Canary"

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List

55th FG Mission #

Date Target

147

11 June 1944 Railroad Targets in France (Red 4)

189

25 July 1944 Type 16

225

05 September 1944 Stuttgart

233

13 September 1944 Merseberg

236

19 September 1944 Osnabruck
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 11 June 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) Beauvais
25 July 1944  (2)Me-109 destroyed (air) Dreux
25 July 1944  (3)Me-109 damaged (air) Dreux
13 September 1944  Me-109 destroyed (air) Eisenach-Gotha
19 September 1944 Me-109 destroyed (air) Cologne
Notes From Greeley, Colorado.
ASN - O-756036
24 April 1944 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
17 June 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal
06 July 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
26 August 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
05 September 1944 - Recorded as 'Not Yet Returned' from the mission.
06 October 1944 - Ended Tour of Duty

Crew Chief - T/Sgt. Olen S. Popple

Passed away on 22nd May 1992 at his home in Colorado.

Awards
Memories  
Additional Photo Lt. Schank standing next to a P-38J (Jack Cook)

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