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Dalton Sheirer1,2,3

Male
b. 22 March 1911, d. 22 August 1950


Father Adam Franklin Sheirer1,2,3 b. 29 March 1860, d. 1949
Mother Jane Skelly1,2,3 b. 14 February 1866, d. 25 September 1942
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SSN*   Dalton SHEIRER
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1911
Death Date: Aug 1950
Social Security Number: 170-12-2782
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Pennsylvania3 
Note*   Dalton married Kate Diehl. She was the daughter of Albert and Edna (Cornell) Diehl. 
Birth* 22 March 1911  Bedford Co., PA1,2,3 
Census* 1920  1920 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Juniata Township, ED 17, Series: T625, Roll: 1533, Page: 214, January 26
Sheet 4A, Bard Road
(enumerated with father, Adam Sheirer)
45, 90, 64, Sheirer, Dalton, Son, , , M, W, 8, S, , , , Yes, Yes, , Pennsylvania, , Pennsylvania, , Pennsylvania, , Yes, None, , ,4 
Census 1930  Juniata Twp., Bedford Co., PA, 1930 Federal Census, Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Juniata Township, ED 5-17, Series T626, Vol: 1998, Page: 208B, April 17
Sheet 4B
(enumerated with father, Adam F Sheirer)
97, 95, 95, Sheirer, Dalton, Son, , , , Yes, M, W, 19, S, , No, Yes, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, , 58, , , , , Yes, Farmer Laborer, Farm, v0vv, TP, Yes, , , ,5 
Milit-Beg* after 1941  Dalton joined the service during World War II. He served in the 387th Fighter Squadron, codename "Bluebird", which was part of the 365th Fighter Group known as the Hell Hawks.. He attained the rank of Sergeant.

The unit was activated May 15, 1943, inactivated September 22, 1945, and saw combat February 22, 1944 to May 8, 1945. It's European Theater of Operations were England, France, Belgium, Alsace-Lorraine and Germany

http://www.hellhawk.com/387fs.htm 
Milit-End* September 1945   
Death* 22 August 1950  PA1,2,3 

Citations
  1. [S157] Ellen Lucille (Shierer) Hoover Personal Research, Ellen Lucille Hoover.
  2. [S155] Aimee Benitez Personal Research, Aimee Benitez.
  3. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  4. [S247] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , 1920 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S248] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , 1930 U.S. Federal Census.


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