WWII veteran Warren Schmitt has passed away

WWII veteran Warren Schmitt passes away

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Warren Schmitt, World War II veteran and member of the Purple Heart Honor Roll, died Monday. He would have turned 93 this Wednesday.

He actually survived a mid-air collision in one in the war.

We were also there last month when Warren received a quilt of valor for his time in service.

Sad news to share, family. Warren Schmitt, a WWII veteran and also my friend, passed away this morning. Back on...

Posted by McKinley Strother WAFF 48 on Monday, October 15, 2018

During the second World War, Schmitt flew 13 missions as a nose gunner on a B-24 bomber. Warren was assigned to the 456 Bomber Group of the 15th Air Force. He was injured in one of those missions and received a Purple Heart for his bravery and sacrifice.

You can watch our interview with Warren Schmitt during that airshow now:

WWII veterans tours B-29 bomber

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