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7th Fleet Air Wing, US Navy

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Those known to have served with  7th Fleet Air Wing, US Navy during the Second World War 1939-1945.

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Lt. Armin Newton Schaper DFC, CSC.

My father, Armin Schaper, was a submarine bomber pilot during WWII, based for the longest time in Dunkeswell, England. His duties involved the first night searchlight missions, hunting down German submarines at night, in an effort to make them rise above water during the day, hence making it easier to shoot them.

He had quite a few good and close friends from that squadron, two of whom I have had the pleasure to get to know recently: C.J. Fitze and Virgil Dudey, two wonderful men. I also got to know, through emails, only, however, the wonderful John Weber. All were pilots and all stationed with my father in Dunkeswell.

My brother and I are traveling to Dunkeswell, thanks to CJ Fitze's information, to view where he was based during WWII and to see the little museum created in honor of these brave and humble men. We will be visiting on September 24th, 2009, on what would have been our father's 91st birthday. What an honor and what memories. Our father received two Distinguished Flying Cross medals for his WWII service, Eleven Air Medals and the Conspicuous Service Cross, for his service to our country. How proud we are of him and his memories remain forever embedded in my head and my heart.

Elizabeth Schaper

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