John Albert Schuberg

1st Lt    0-750222    614th
California / Washington
1917 - 1944

Navigator aboard 42-38162


                                                      Willamette National Cemetery.
                                                      Portland, Oregon, USA

Madingley cemetery, Camebridge, England.
Wall of missing

     John was born May 7, 1917, in Hotzie Canada.
     On Sep 17, 1936 he crossed the border from Canada to the U.S.

     He later moved to Bellingham, Washington, United States.
     He attendent the Western Washington College of Education.

     The 1940's census stated that they also lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California

     He enlisted to the air corps.

     In Oct 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG

     His last mission, Apr 9, 1944, target: Marienburg , Germany, the Group was attacked by a number
     of FW 190's.
     The B-17 , piloted by Lt. William R. Dawes, had its nose blown off and was seen going into the Baltic sea

     There were no survivors of the crew, which was nearing the end of its tour.

     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1944, when John died on the age of 26 he left behind his family :

         His father, Albert G Schuberg, age 65
         His mother, Mabel A Schuberg, age 50
         His brother, Raymond Schuberg, age 24
         His brother, Eric Schuberg, age 22


     Prior to his entlistment John was a student at Western Washington College.
     He was one of a college bowling team, Viking Manor , and had a reasonable average score for his team.


     In February 1941, John successfully passed the physical examination needed to attend the aviation ground
     school course offered through the college.
     He took the final examination for the ground school course on 23 May 1941.

     He must have passed the test, because the 15 October 1943 issue notes that, "Lt John Schuberg is a
     navigator in the Army air forces and is completing the final stages of his overseas training
     at the army air base, Great Falls, Montana.

     On 21 April 1944, the WWCollegian reported that John was awarded the Air Medal and an Oak Leaf
     Cluster for his efforts in ten missions.

     It wasn't until 26 May 1944 that the college newspaper reported that John was missing in action.


Marienburg, located in East Prussia, was the most distant target yet bombed by the 401st.
Enroute back from the target, while over the Baltic Sea, the Group was attacked by a number of FW 190's.
AC was seen going into the sea.

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