SCHAFFER, LEO FRANKLIN, Second Lieutenant, # 0-753307, USAAF

Leo F. Schaffer was born on 27 April 1920 in Chillicothe, Livingston Co., Missouri, to George Kirk Schaffer (1899-1973) (MO) (326 Colorado Plc, Long Beach, CA) and Ethel Gladys (Hargrave) Schaffer (1900-2003), resided at 14408 Emelita, Van Nuys, California, employed by Southern California Telephone, and described himself as 5'6", 130 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. Siblings included Max Weldon Schaffer (1923-1990), Mary Maudecharmai (Schaffer) Goodrow (1931-    ). On 2 November 1940, he married Alyce Louise Reynolds, in Yuma, Arizona. He enlisted in the USAAF in Los Angeles, California, on 18 August 1942. He was trained and sent overseas to India. He earned his commission. The remains of the crew were indistinguishable and all were buried in a group ceremony in the Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas pn 23 June 1950 (Sec. 2, Grave 1786). 

STAHL, ROBERT E., Second Lieutenant, # 0-720596, USAAF

 

Robert E. Stahl was born on 14 July 1921 in Grassy Fork, Jackson Co., Indiana, to John Harmon Edward Stahl (1890-1967) (IN) and Della Henrietta Sophia (Tormoehien) Stahl (1894-1962) (IN) (married 14 October 1915, Grassy Fork Township, IN). Siblings included Patricia (Stahl) Spinosa (1926-2008), Living with them in 1930 were his maternal grandparents, George H. Tormoehlen (1867-1933) and Sophia (Redicker) Tormoehlen (1868-1945). Living with them in 1940 was his maternal grandmother, Sophia Tormoehlen (widowed). He attended Huntington Township High School, Huntington, Indiana.

 

After enlisting in the USAAF he was trained and sent overseas to India. He earned his commission. Assigned to India, he died 12 September 1944. His remains and those of the other crewmen were recovered from the American military cemetery at Barrackpore, India, and were buried in a group ceremony in the Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., Kansas (Sec. 2, Grave 1786).