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KEITH C. SCHUYLER
World War II
Memories and Biography

(Taken from a letter to Pete Henry)

Cedar Lane, Box 3094-RD #3
Berwick, PA 18603

June 30, 1988

Dear Pete:

Enjoy your stuff on the 44th even though I took in a new crew and a new B-24 (via Brazil and Africa) for a short ten missions in 21 days of combat. Got it April 29, 1944, on the Big B raid described by Dale R. VanBlair on page 10 of the Summer, 1988, issue of the Journal.

More to the point: I am the author of Elusive Horizons, and the 44th Man (whose name he couldn't recall) that Jake Elias said he was using (among other books) in a novel that he is writing about World War II. Elusive Horizons came out in 1969, later went paperback, and sold out. No, I don't have any extra copies; would like to find some.

Set something of a record (927 months) as a 2nd Lt. When the 44th apparently canceled promotions for all my crew, for which I had signed after our 17th mission, when we were shot down on our 10th. Didn't know it until a year later when I was released from prison camp. It was the longest job I ever held without a raise.

Please pass my name and address on to Will Lundy; I'd like to hear more about his book on the 67th Squadron.

My very best regards to you.

Sincerely, Keith





KEITH C. SCHUYLER
World War II
Memories and Biography

(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

RD #3, Box 3120 D
Berwick, PA 18603

2 May 1985

Dear Will:

Thank you so much for your letter of 20 April relative to the airplane "Sweet Eloise."

My problem is how to contact Tom Britain who is a FOTE (Friends of the Eighth) in England. What is an FOTE? Yes, I would like to know what happened to the old girl since she was an exceptionally good airplane, and we set a new speed record flying up from Marrakech to Wales and also picked up beacon farther south than had ever been reported. Someone got a good airplane.

To assist with the research you are doing, I will be photocopying some material from a book written on my flying experiences, "Elusive Horizons." There is a copy in the library at Norwich.

Thank you for writing. Keep in touch.

Best regards,

Keith C. Schuyler




KEITH C. SCHUYLER
World War II
Memories and Biography

(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

RD 3, Box 3120D
Berwick, PA 18603

August 11, 1982

Dear Mr. Lundy:

Relative to your question, I am the K. C. Schuyler that went down on the Berlin mission of April 29, 1944. I keep in close touch with Dale Rauscher and met with my copilot, Jack Emerson, in California in 1972. My wife and I were over to the Hawaiian Islands and found Walter Reichart, my belly gunner. I have lost track of the rest of the crew although I do know that George Renfro, my left waist gunner, died of a heart attack a few years ago in Texas [1970s].

My very best regards,

Sincerely,

Keith C. Schuyler
 
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