Harold Harrison Schopp, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

Harold Harrison Schopp
Flying Officer, 153rd Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Date of Death: December 17, 1944
Burial: Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery (Plot N9), Seine-Maritime, France
Hometown: Tremont
Service Notes: Harold Harrison Schopp was one of thousands of Americans enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force prior to the United States' entrance into World War II on December 8, 1941

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3 Names On Casualty List

Three more Porter county men were claimed today as casualties on the European war front, including one dead, a German prisoner of war and one wounded. The names listed are:

Lieut. Harold Schopp, 26, formerly of Tremont, Porter county, and nephew of Poole Harrison, of near Chesterton, owner of the Crescent Woods dairy and lunch on West Lincolnway, Valparaiso, killed in Germany, Dec. 17.

Pvt. Roger Barnett, 30, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Barnett, Valparaiso RFD 1, a prisoner of war of the Germans.

T-Sgt. Arnold G. Claussen, Hebron RFD 1, wounded in action.

Lieut. Schopp was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and had been overseas two years. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Schopp, of Mexico, Mo., resided at Tremont before moving to Missouri. Besides his parents three sisters survive.

Pvt. Barnett was reported missing in action October 21 in France, but today his parents were advised by the War Department he was a prisoner of war in Germany. On September 1 he was captured by the Germans but was released Sept. 20 when Americans took his captors prisoners. He has been overseas since July.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; January 22, 1945; Volume 18, Page 1, Column 4

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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