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Old 12th June 2008, 01:08
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Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

Gentelmen,
I received a question regarding Captain Walter Herman Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron, who was killed in in an air crash on 28.06.1919 near Montabaur, Germany.

In 1925 book entitled "The Peace Messenger 1893-1919 - in Memoriam" was published under his name, maybe this helps.

Any further information about Schulze, his a/c and his burial place is welcome!

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Old 12th June 2008, 14:00
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

Heuser,

138th Aero Squadron was part of the 5th Pursuit Group. It was stationed at Koblenz till September 1919 as part of the occupation forces.
The squadron flew Spad VII fighters at that time.

Hope this helps a bit...

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Old 12th June 2008, 14:09
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

Heuser,

Walter Herman Schulze is listed on findagrave.com:

Born 23 Sep 1893, died 28 Jun 1919. Capt. (Cavalry) killed in the crash of his Spad XIII during (read: after) WW1. First interred in Coblenz American Cemetery and later reinterred in the Military Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Schulze is now buried at Orange County Verterans Cemetery, Goshen, Orange County, NY.

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Old 12th June 2008, 14:20
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

Leendert,

I'm impressed, thank you very much!

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Old 12th June 2008, 14:55
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

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killed in the crash of his Spad XIII during (read: after) WW1
Actually the document is correct. There was an armistice signed, but the war continued formally.
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Old 12th June 2008, 20:52
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

Franek,

Sure, in a formal sense. Hostilities ceased on 11-11-1918 (in the West) and I think that most people feel that the war ended there and then.

A remarkable coincidence that Schulze died on the day that the Versailles Treaty was signed, on 28-6-1919.....

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Old 12th June 2008, 21:01
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

But the war ended with the ratification of treaty by the last country, this being USA in 1921 I believe. There are no simple things!
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Old 17th June 2008, 00:38
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

I have been assured by the Administrator at the United States Military Academy (West Point) Cemetery that Captain Walter Herman Schulze remains buried at their cemetery, SECTION VIII, ROW F, GRAVE 279. There have been reports here, and on Find A Grave that he was disinterred and moved to the Orange County, New York, Veterans Cemetery. That cemetery has no record of the captain being buried there.

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Old 14th August 2008, 21:03
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

Hello,

Cptn. Walter H. Schulze was a graduate of West Point, son of Paul Schulze and brother to Paul Schulze II. My Father and uncle were both name sakes of each and are both now deceased. Paul Schulze IV lives in PA and I (Walter H. Schulze III) live in NC. I still have the US Cavalry sabers issued to Cptn Schulze upon his assignment to the cavalry. The air core was apart of the US Army cavalry at the time of WWI. He is buried at West Point. I also have several copies of "The Peace Messenger".

-Walter
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Old 14th August 2008, 21:14
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Re: Cptn. Walter H. Schulze, 138th Aero Squadron

....to add further, it is my understanding he is listed as the last official casualty of the war. The designation as "Peace Messenger" is due to the circumstances surrounding his death. He was flying copies of the signed armistice to the troops so they could know the war was over. He successfully dropped the leaflets, but subsequently crashed while trying an engine restart maneuver.
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