(The following is part of a website being put together by my new friend, Roger Schroeder. It is my honor to host his tribute until he is able to publish his completed site.)
United States Army Air Corps
S/Sgt. – Ball Turret Gunner
B-24 Liberator - 31 Missions
This is a tribute to our late father, Roy C.
Schroeder, a native of Cheviot,
As a ball turret gunner, flying on the infamous Liberator B24 Aircraft, in the United State Army Air Corps during World War II, dad fought and survived 31 missions in the China-India-Burma theatre. The pictures included here are scanned images of some of the memorabilia that he collected while serving our country from 1942 to 1945.
Born as Roy Charles Schroeder on
Unfortunately, we lost dad in July 2006 at the age of 82. He
will always be remembered as a hard working and very loving and dedicated
father, grandfather, husband and friend who always
put his family first. He was quick with
a smile and always had that little twinkle in his eye. They broke the mold when he
was born. He is buried alongside our mother, next to his mother and father and
in the same cemetery as his uncles Harry, Charlie and Freddie.
My name is Roger Schroeder and I was inspired to develop this website when my nephew, Mark, ran cross this website, that included some pictures of my father and described so many of the stories that he has told me over the years. What a coincidence it was and what a thrill and honor it is to see that Frederic Hernandez had not only served in WWII, but fought side by side with my father, and was actually in my dad’s crew – Crew #67. I want to thank Michael Hernandez for the great work in putting his website together.
Thanks for taking the time to check out the website. I had a lot of fun doing this and was able to learn so much more about my father, Roy C. Schroeder. He is really missed, but his memory lives on. You can write to me at the email address below, anytime.
It would be great to hear from you.