Lyle L. Schulzkump
We have very little information on Lyle L. Schulzkump, pilot of B-24 #42-100040, that disappeared on May 26, 1944, on a L.A.B. mission.
About this flight, of a Consolidated B-24J-65-CO Liberator, http://home.att.net/~jbaugher/1942_5.html says: "Crashed into mountain 50 mi S of Mengtze, China near present border of Vietnam May 26, 1944 while on radar recon mission to Hainan Island. All aboard killed.
"From China Up and Down by John T. Foster, page 158, the nose art name of 42-100040 was “Pokey.” Foster credits another book, The Aluminum Trail by Chick Marrs Quinn for that info. Page 183 relates “Mission 121 Lowe’s Burma Queen on sweep misses small boat with bombs but strafes it. On this day “Pokey” of 374th (No.42-100040) (Schulzkump/Arnold) lost on sea sweep. On the same page, Foster mentions mission 119 on May 25: “Col. Averill in “972” (L.A.B.) and in “040” report hits on shipping during sea sweep. (thanks Jack Gross)
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