John Henry Schramm Photo: AS 25 MAY 2015 Updated:  18 JUN 2015               1948 -           Ardennes, BELGIUM                       

Airman: u096080.htm Surname: Schramm Init: J H Rank: Sgt Service: USAAF Sqdn: 755

P_link: p278.htm Plane: B24 42-52432 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Venslev

Crash_d: d090444 Buried_d: b300444 C_link: c096.htm At_Next: Svinø

Sgt. E.W. Cisek blev begravet på Svinø Kirkegård 11/4 1944 sammen med Sgt. Stilles og Sgt. Sheren.

Ball Turret Gunner Sgt John Henry Schramm, som blev fundet da flyvraget blev taget bort,
blev begravet på Svinø 30/4 1944.
Alle amerikanske flyvere begravet på Svinø blev gravet op og hjemført i 1948. (Kilder: FAF
og AOD)
Han er dog stadig begravet på
Ardennes American Cemetery i Belgien.
Plot B Row 40 Grave 51. Hæderstegn: Purple Heart, Air Medal.
Han kom i tjenesten fra Vermont.
(Kilde: ABMC)

De andre 6 medlemmer af besætningen overlevede.

På Venslev Kirkegård blev der 2/9 1945 rejst en mindesten for de faldne, som er begravet
Svinø Kirkegård. Se Monument for 46 amerikanske flyvere.
Se også Venslev.dk med historien om flyet og en personlig beretning af Ejvind Friis.

Se også Photo of Crew 68 of 755th Squadron, 458th Bombardment Group, MACR, links to Reports, list of Missions and account from Pilot, 2nd Lt B.E. Logie.
Se Allieredes flystyrt og mindesmærker, film 10 min. udgivet 28/4 2011 på TV2 ØST.
10 flyvere.

Sgt. E.W. Cisek was buried in Svinø Churchyard on 11 April, 1944 together with
Sgt. Stilles and Sgt. Sheren.

Ball Turret Gunner Sgt John Henry Schramm, who was found when the wreck of the plane was taken away,
was buried at Svinø on 30 April, 1944. The other 6 members of the crew survived.
(Sources: FAF and AOD) See Monument to 46 American airmen.

In 1948 he and other American airmen from Svinø were taken to Ardennes American Cemetery in BELGIUM. He stills rests there.
He en
tered the Service from Vermont. Buried at Plot B Row 40 Grave 51. Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart (Source: ABMC)

A memorial stone commemorating the fallen, who are buried in Svinø Churchyard, was erected on Venslev Churchyard on 2 September 1945.
See Venslev.dk with a story about the plane and a personal account by Ejvind Friis - in Danish but with a map and photos.

See Photo of Crew 68 of 755th Squadron, 458th Bombardment Group, MACR, links to Reports, list of Missions and account from Pilot, 2nd Lt B.E. Logie.
This B-24 Liberator belonged to 755 BS, 458 BG, 96 CBW, 2 BD. It took off from Royal Air Force Station Horsham St Faith USAAF Station 123. 10 airmen.