Schneider, Edward August Henry.

Biography

Schneider, Edward August Henry. b. October 20, 1911, Manhattan, New York; father Emil August Schneider (1886-1956), mother Inga Karoline Eldora Pendersen Schneider (1882-1927); Marred Gretchen Francis Hahnen Black (1902-1986) in 1934; Pilot, Received his pilots license in 1930 and was the youngest licensed pilot at that time; Held several youth transcontinental records; Served with the Republican Air force; Pilot; Flew Potez 54 bombers; Returned to the US on December 31, 1936 along with Frederick Lord, Bert Acosta and Gordon Berry; d. December 23, 1940, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, died in when his plane was clipped by a Navy training aircraft, buried Fairview Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fairview, New Jersey.
Sibling: sister Alice Violetta Schneider Harms (1913-2002).
Sources: Find-A-Grave# 8638926; John Carver Edwards, Airmen Without Portfolio, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1997.
Photographs: Eddie August Schneider 1930. Photograph Wikipedia; Hilaire du Berrier, Frederick Lord and Schneider in Paris after leaving Spain, clipping from Find-A-Grave.