P47 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "S"
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Kenneth A. Sadik In June, 1944, Lt. Sadick was transferred to England, and after D-Day, assigned to the 48th Fighter Group, 494th Fighter Squadron on the Beachhead at A-4.
Kemal Saied When we arrived at our destination we could see barrage balloons tethered by their steel cables over the target just daring us to go beneath them. We followed the leader to drop our bombs on the target being careful not to get lower than the balloons. After one bomb run and three strafing passes, the ack-ack was so light that we fell into game-playing to see if we could deflate some balloons. They were apparently self-sealing and filled with non-explosive gas, but we were having fun.
Richard "Dick" Sallo Richard "Dick" Sallo, P-47 pilot who flew 97 missions in Europe during World War II and earned the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army's 9th, passed away Aug. 25, 2009 near Chicago. He was 86 years old.
Ralph A. Santasiero He participated in the first flights on the "D-Day Invasion" June 6, 1944 and was later stationed with the same group on Cherbourg at Ste. Mare Eglise and St. Dizier, France. He flew 77 missions including escort, dive bombing, close support, destruction of railroads, ammunition dumps, bridges, tanks, artillery, anti-aircraft and enemy airfields. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 13 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Robb Satterfield Helped develop fighter nuclear weapons delivery with F-84E. Had two tours in England and 4 Atlantic crossings to RAF Manston in 1950 and RAF Wethersfield in 1952. Was Operations Officer of the 51Oth FBS, 405th FBW, at Langley in F-84Fs. Graduated USAF Experimental Test Pilot School at Edwards in 1956
Fred Christian Sautter He flew 81 missions in 10 months and was assigned back to the States, having been awarded the Air Medal with 14 clusters. Released from active duty in May 1945, he returned to civilian life and took on the world of the salesman of heavy equipment to the railroads.
Helen M. Schaefer Enrolled in Civilian Pilot Training (C-T) program sponsored by the U.S. government.

Ten scholarships were issued in this program but only one female was eligible in the top ten. Helen came in second with a grade of 98 and therefore won a scholarship which entitled her to free flying lessons and a private's pilot license when the flight course was successfully completed.

Bernarr C. Schaeffer He was assigned in France to the 9th Air Force, 367th Fighter Group, 394th Fighter Squadron and flew 36 missions supporting Gen. Patton in his drive across France and Germany. During later stages of WW II played baseball on the group team opening the way for a career in professional baseball lasting 3 years.
Leonard J. Schallehn On June 16, 1944, flying his 46th sortie, Schallehn was shot down. He took off from Christchurch at 4 P.M. to escort A-26's over Mayenne, France. Flying at 14,000 feet over the target area, he suddenly felt the concussion as the flak struck his engine. His flight leader screamed in the headset for him to bailout. After several unsuccessful attempts, he put the plane into a dive, pulled back on the stick and rolled it . . . coming "out like a cork." He landed in a cornfield somewhere between Laval and Mayenne. It was 5 PM.
Kenneth D. Scheiwe He completed 218 combat missions. He was credited with destroying three enemy aircraft - two ME 109's while flying P- 40's. His decorations include the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and Croix de Guerre.
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