Elroy J. Schrum

1953-54 American Legion Commander
Staff Sergeant US Army


2005 information
Elroy Schrum was working in the aviation industry at North American Airlines in Englewood, California, before being inducted into the Army Air Corps in 1942. He was trained in aviation mechanics at Sheppard Field, Texas, and promoted to SSGT while serving at Army Air Field, Grand Island, Nebraska, in May, 1944. He was a member of the Second Air Force.


Manning Monitor article------ 1943

Elroy Schrum in Aviation
Pvt. Elroy J. Schrum, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Schrum of Manning, Iowa, has graduated from an intensive course in aviation mechanics. Sheppard Field, near Wichita Falls, Texas, is one of the many schools in the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command which trains the technicians who maintain our bombers and fighter aircraft in perfect combat condition. He now is eligible to become crew chief on a bomber and to win a rating as corporal or sergeant.

Before entering the school, he was trained at one of the basic training centers of the Air Forces Technical Training Command and learned to fight the Axis with other implements besides the tools of his trade. Men trained by this Command are versed in the art of self-protection and offense as well as aircraft maintenance.


Manning Monitor article------ 1944

Grand Island, Neb., May 9, 1944.
Elroy J. Schrum was promoted from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant, according to announcement made today by the commanding officer of the Army Air Field, Grand Island, Neb.

S-Sgt. Schrum is the husband of Mrs. Elroy Schrum of Denison, and attended Manning high school.
He is a member of the Second Air Force, playing a big part in the training of heavy bomber crews and fighter pilots for combat theaters.


Grand Island, Neb.
June 14, 1944.
Dear Sirs:
In order not to miss any issues of the paper I am sending my change of address. Up to now I have always received my copy and enjoyed it very much and I want to thank you and the American Legion. I also enjoy reading what the other fellows in the service are doing and where they are.
So thanks again.
Sincerely, S-Sgt. Elroy J. Schrum.



1942


Elroy delivering mail along East Street


IN MEMORY OF ELROY J. SCHRUM

BORN MAY 5, 1917 NEAR MANNING, IOWA
ENTERED INTO REST JULY 31, 1982 MANNING GENERAL HOSPITAL, MANNING, IOWA
AGE 65 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, AND 26 DAYS
SERVICES TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1982, 2 PM OHDE FUNERAL HOME, MANNING, IOWA
OFFICIATING REVEREND JOHN CORNISH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
VOCALIST HELEN OHDE
ORGANIST JOANN KARSTEN
INTERMENT MANNING CEMETERY
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS: EDDIE JOHNSON, JIM ALBERT, MALICK FOLEY, WALT LAGE, HAROLD KIENAPFEL, VERN TIEFENTHALER
CASKETBEARERS: CLARUS HEITHOFF, HERB BRUHN, GENE SCHATZ, ALVAN HANSEN, STEVE McCOLLUM, RAY PRATT

TAPS
DAY IS DONE, GONE THE SUN
FROM THE LAKE, FROM THE HILL,
FROM THE SKY.
ALL IS WELL, SAFELY REST. GOD IS NIGH.
THANKS AND PRAISE FOR OUR DAYS
'NEATH THE SUN, 'NEATH THE STARS,
'NEATH THE SKY.
AS WE GO, THIS WE KNOW. GOD IS NIGH.

MILITARY HONORS AMERICAN LEGION POST 22, VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST 3517 MANNING, IOWA
MASONIC MEMORIAL SERVICE MANUAL LODGE #450, MANNING, IOWA MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 2, 1982, 8:30 PM