Blaine Harris SCHULTZ Blaine Harris SCHULTZ  ‎(I1)‎
Given Names: Blaine Harris
Surname: SCHULTZ

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 30 January 1922 26 21 Caledonia, Traill, North Dakota, USA
Death: 24 November 2016 ‎(Age 94)‎ South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Personal Facts and Details
Birth 30 January 1922 26 21 Caledonia, Traill, North Dakota, USA

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Christening 12 March 1922 ‎(Age 41 days)‎


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Education BSEE- No. Dak. State, Fargo, ND
Marriage 3 September 1944 ‎(Age 22)‎ Muriel Eleanor TESSMAN - Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA

Occupation Electrical Engineer
Military
Globally unique Identifier ED55E54CBB3B1C4CAA601140926EA7906344
Description Biography

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Show Details Note: Since this biography is about myself, I will write it in the first person so as to make it more personal.
I was born on the same farm and in the same house in Caledonia township in which my father was born.

I attended grade school and high school at the Caledonia Consolidated School in Caledonia from 1928 through 1940.

Transportation in those days was provided by local people who bid on school bus routes and provided their own vehicles. My first school bus ‎(during good weather)‎ was an old Buick touring car with side curtains. The owner and driver was Harry McDonald. I used to sit beside the driver in the front seat since we lived at the end of the route and I was the first one picked up. Once, shortly after starting school, as the car turned a corner, the door flew open and I tumbled out. Fortunately, I wasn't hurt at all and jumped right up and climbed back into the car.
During winter months the school bus usually consisted of a horse drawn sleigh with an enclosed body or box, the only means of covering the unplowed country roads. If you were lucky it might have a wood burning stove in it to heat the bus. Sometimes, when crossing snowbanks, the bus would tip over and everyone would have to pile out and help set the bus upright again. If the bus did not have a stove, many children used heated bricks, or charcoal footwarmers to keep their feet from freezing during the hour to one and one-half hour ride to and from school.

I did not miss any of the usual childhood diseases. When I was in the fourth grade I contracted scarlet fever. ‎(It was right before Valentine's Day)‎. After recovering normally, I suffered a relapse which caused serious heart damage. For a while they were not sure I would live. I didn't return to school until only a few weeks before the end of the school term. I was passed, conditionally, but successfully passed all other grades, thereafter. I was valdictorian of my high school graduating class, which consisted of 19 students.

I fortunately outgrew the heart damage by the time I was in high school. And it did not keep me out of the Air Force later.

After graduating from high school in 1940 I enrolled in Electrical Engineering at the North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo, No. Dak. ‎(Later renamed No. Dak. State College)‎. While attending college I took primary and advanced civilian pilot training courses at nearby Hector Field.


World War II came with Pearl Harbor, and in Sept. 1942 I was called into service in the U. S. Air Force. I was inducted at a classification center at Nashville, Tenn., and attended Preflight training at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama. Because of my previous pilot training I was selected as one of a group of seventeen students to recieve training at a British Flying Training School, BFTS#5, at Clewiston, Fla. In return for volunteering for this service, I was to be assigned to the Air Transport Command upon graduating. I recieved both U.S. Air Force Wings and RAF wings when I graduated.

While attending college I met my future wife, Muriel Tessman, in the fall of 1941. We were introduced by a mutual friend, Gladys Norden. But we really first got to know each other when we met again later at a dance at the Crystal Ballroom, a dance ballroom frequented by many young people in Fargo. ‎(I didn't remember her at first, but she remembered meeting me previously)‎. Muriel, or Tess as she was called in those days, left Fargo for Inglewood, Calif. in the spring of 1942, to live with her mother and brother, who were then living there. ‎(Address: 5151 West 117th St., Hawthorne, Calif. This address no longer exists, having been taken over by a freeway.)‎ While I was still stationed in Florida, we became engaged on Valentine's Day, 1944.

I graduated from flying school in May, 1943. ‎(Class of 43E)‎. I was first assigned, for nine months, to a pilot training program with Braniff Airlines in Brownsville, Texas. While there I made several flights to Panama. Following this I went to St. Joe, Mo. for instrument training, and then to Palm Springs, Calif. for fighter pilot training. I ferried pursuit planes in the U.S. for three months, after which I was sent to Reno, Nev. for C-46 ‎(Curtiss Commando)‎ pilot training. While I was there, Tess came up to visit me and we decided to get married if I could get a ten day leave. I was able to do this and we were married on Sept. 3, 1944 in Inglewood, Calif. We spent our honeymoon at Big Bear Lake near San Bernadino.

I left the U. S. shortly afterward on Oct. 12, 1944, flying a C-46 to be delivered to Marrakech, Morrocco. The route across included PRI, Trinidad, Belem, Natal, Ascension Island, Dakar, and Marrakech. I spent 13 months in North Africa, being stationed at Casablanca, Morocco, and Tripoli, Libya, putting in over 1000 hours flying between Casablanca, Tripoli, Cairo, Dakar, Natal, and Miami, Fla. I was in Natal, Brazil on VJ day. I returned to the U.S. soil on Nov. 19, 1945, returning a C-54 to Memphis, Tenn. I was released from service in Dec. 1945 in Long Beach, Calif.
Purchasing a used 1940 Dodge in Calif., Tess and I drove to No. Dak. We spent Christmas Eve in Sterling, Colo., and arrived in No. Dak. on Dec. 27. On Dec. 29 my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Returning to college at Fargo within a few days to complete my engineering education, we lived in a rented sleeping room for a month or two, but then moved into a house trailer for married veterans on campus. Judy, was born on Oct. 26th, 1946 at St. John's Hospital in Fargo.

After graduating on June 16, 1947, I accepted a job with the Line Material Company in Milwaukee, Wisc. where I started work on July 17, 1947.
We had purchased a house trailer in Fargo before coming to Milwaukee. We lived in it for a year after pulling it to Milwaukee. ‎(Until April 1948)‎. I had originally intended to be a Sales Engineer, and part of my training would have required me to spend 3 months in Zanesville, Ohio. Apartments were very hard to find afer the war, which is the reason we bought the house trailer.

My first training period was with the Engineering Department at Central plant in South Milwaukee. I liked the work so well that I decided to stay in engineering. I moved rapidly through the engineering department, having positions of Chief Engineer of Lighting, Capacitors and Regulators, and in 1959 became Engineering Manager of Disribution Switchgear at the Kyle Plant in South Milwaukee, which position I held for almost 20 years.
After deciding to stay in engineering, we sold our house trailer in 1948 and moved into a 4 room and bath apartment at 801 Hawthorne Ave. in So. Milwaukee.

Larry, you were born at St Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee in 1949 we were living at this address. The hospital at that time was located just West of the Allen-Bradley Co. in Milwaukee.

In 1950 we decided to build our own home at 536 Elm Avenue in So. Milwaukee. We moved in at Thanksgiving in 1950 and have resided there ever since.

Geoff, you were born in 1959, also at St Luke's Hospital, but at the new location on Oklahoma Avenue.

Blaine H. Schultz

Death 24 November 2016 ‎(Age 94)‎ South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Religion Lutheran- LCMS
Last Change 1 December 2019 - 06:59:13 - by: geoffschultz
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Parents Family  (F443)
William Friedrich Karl SCHULTZ
1895 - 1974
Helen O. OLSON
1900 - 1996
Blaine Harris SCHULTZ
1922 - 2016
Shirley Mae SCHULTZ
-
Norma Jean SCHULTZ
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William Fredrick SCHULTZ
1940 - 1940

Immediate Family  (F1)
Muriel Eleanor TESSMAN
1921 - 2021
Judith Ann SCHULTZ
-
Lawrence Blaine SCHULTZ
-
Geoffrey William SCHULTZ
-


Notes
Description Since this biography is about myself, I will write it in the first person so as to make it more personal.

I was born on the same farm and in the same house in Caledonia township in which my father was born.

I attended grade school and high school at the Caledonia Consolidated School in Caledonia from 1928 through 1940.

Transportation in those days was provided by local people who bid on school bus routes and provided their own vehicles. My first school bus ‎(during good weather)‎ was an old Buick touring car with side curtains. The owner and driver was Harry McDonald. I used to sit beside the driver in the front seat since we lived at the end of the route and I was the first one picked up. Once, shortly after starting school, as the car turned a corner, the door flew open and I tumbled out. Fortunately, I wasn't hurt at all and jumped right up and climbed back into the car.
During winter months the school bus usually consisted of a horse drawn sleigh with an enclosed body or box, the only means of covering the unplowed country roads. If you were lucky it might have a wood burning stove in it to heat the bus. Sometimes, when crossing snowbanks, the bus would tip over and everyone would have to pile out and help set the bus upright again. If the bus did not have a stove, many children used heated bricks, or charcoal footwarmers to keep their feet from freezing during the hour to one and one-half hour ride to and from school.

I did not miss any of the usual childhood diseases. When I was in the fourth grade I contracted scarlet fever. ‎(It was right before Valentine's Day)‎. After recovering normally, I suffered a relapse which caused serious heart damage. For a while they were not sure I would live. I didn't return to school until only a few weeks before the end of the school term. I was passed, conditionally, but successfully passed all other grades, thereafter. I was valdictorian of my high school graduating class, which consisted of 19 students.

I fortunately outgrew the heart damage by the time I was in high school. And it did not keep me out of the Air Force later.

After graduating from high school in 1940 I enrolled in Electrical Engineering at the North Dakota Agricultural College in Fargo, No. Dak. ‎(Later renamed No. Dak. State College)‎. While attending college I took primary and advanced civilian pilot training courses at nearby Hector Field.


World War II came with Pearl Harbor, and in Sept. 1942 I was called into service in the U. S. Air Force. I was inducted at a classification center at Nashville, Tenn., and attended Preflight training at Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama. Because of my previous pilot training I was selected as one of a group of seventeen students to recieve training at a British Flying Training School, BFTS#5, at Clewiston, Fla. In return for volunteering for this service, I was to be assigned to the Air Transport Command upon graduating. I recieved both U.S. Air Force Wings and RAF wings when I graduated.

While attending college I met my future wife, Muriel Tessman, in the fall of 1941. We were introduced by a mutual friend, Gladys Norden. But we really first got to know each other when we met again later at a dance at the Crystal Ballroom, a dance ballroom frequented by many young people in Fargo. ‎(I didn't remember her at first, but she remembered meeting me previously)‎. Muriel, or Tess as she was called in those days, left Fargo for Inglewood, Calif. in the spring of 1942, to live with her mother and brother, who were then living there. ‎(Address: 5151 West 117th St., Hawthorne, Calif. This address no longer exists, having been taken over by a freeway.)‎ While I was still stationed in Florida, we became engaged on Valentine's Day, 1944.

I graduated from flying school in May, 1943. ‎(Class of 43E)‎. I was first assigned, for nine months, to a pilot training program with Braniff Airlines in Brownsville, Texas. While there I made several flights to Panama. Following this I went to St. Joe, Mo. for instrument training, and then to Palm Springs, Calif. for fighter pilot training. I ferried pursuit planes in the U.S. for three months, after which I was sent to Reno, Nev. for C-46 ‎(Curtiss Commando)‎ pilot training. While I was there, Tess came up to visit me and we decided to get married if I could get a ten day leave. I was able to do this and we were married on Sept. 3, 1944 in Inglewood, Calif. We spent our honeymoon at Big Bear Lake near San Bernadino.

I left the U. S. shortly afterward on Oct. 12, 1944, flying a C-46 to be delivered to Marrakech, Morrocco. The route across included PRI, Trinidad, Belem, Natal, Ascension Island, Dakar, and Marrakech. I spent 13 months in North Africa, being stationed at Casablanca, Morocco, and Tripoli, Libya, putting in over 1000 hours flying between Casablanca, Tripoli, Cairo, Dakar, Natal, and Miami, Fla. I was in Natal, Brazil on VJ day. I returned to the U.S. soil on Nov. 19, 1945, returning a C-54 to Memphis, Tenn. I was released from service in Dec. 1945 in Long Beach, Calif.
Purchasing a used 1940 Dodge in Calif., Tess and I drove to No. Dak. We spent Christmas Eve in Sterling, Colo., and arrived in No. Dak. on Dec. 27. On Dec. 29 my parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

Returning to college at Fargo within a few days to complete my engineering education, we lived in a rented sleeping room for a month or two, but then moved into a house trailer for married veterans on campus. Judy, was born on Oct. 26th, 1946 at St. John's Hospital in Fargo.

After graduating on June 16, 1947, I accepted a job with the Line Material Company in Milwaukee, Wisc. where I started work on July 17, 1947.
We had purchased a house trailer in Fargo before coming to Milwaukee. We lived in it for a year after pulling it to Milwaukee. ‎(Until April 1948)‎. I had originally intended to be a Sales Engineer, and part of my training would have required me to spend 3 months in Zanesville, Ohio. Apartments were very hard to find afer the war, which is the reason we bought the house trailer.

My first training period was with the Engineering Department at Central plant in South Milwaukee. I liked the work so well that I decided to stay in engineering. I moved rapidly through the engineering department, having positions of Chief Engineer of Lighting, Capacitors and Regulators, and in 1959 became Engineering Manager of Disribution Switchgear at the Kyle Plant in South Milwaukee, which position I held for almost 20 years.
After deciding to stay in engineering, we sold our house trailer in 1948 and moved into a 4 room and bath apartment at 801 Hawthorne Ave. in So. Milwaukee.

Larry, you were born at St Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee in 1949 we were living at this address. The hospital at that time was located just West of the Allen-Bradley Co. in Milwaukee.

In 1950 we decided to build our own home at 536 Elm Avenue in So. Milwaukee. We moved in at Thanksgiving in 1950 and have resided there ever since.

Geoff, you were born in 1959, also at St Luke's Hospital, but at the new location on Oklahoma Avenue.

Blaine H. Schultz

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Family with Parents
Father
William Friedrich Karl SCHULTZ ‎(I1995)‎
Birth 5 December 1895 38 20 Caledonia, Traill, North Dakota, USA
Death 5 February 1974 ‎(Age 78)‎ Hillsboro, Traill, North Dakota, USA
5 years
Mother
 
Helen O. OLSON ‎(I112)‎
Birth 14 December 1900 40 34 Bingham, Traill, North Dakota, USA
Death 13 March 1996 ‎(Age 95)‎ Hillsboro, Traill, North Dakota, USA

Marriage: 29 December 1920 -- Hillsboro, Traill, North Dakota, USA
13 months
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Blaine Harris SCHULTZ ‎(I1)‎
Birth 30 January 1922 26 21 Caledonia, Traill, North Dakota, USA
Death 24 November 2016 ‎(Age 94)‎ South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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William Fredrick SCHULTZ ‎(I2)‎
Birth 17 August 1940 44 39 Halstad, Norman, Minnesota, USA
Death 17 August 1940
Family with Muriel Eleanor TESSMAN
Blaine Harris SCHULTZ ‎(I1)‎
Birth 30 January 1922 26 21 Caledonia, Traill, North Dakota, USA
Death 24 November 2016 ‎(Age 94)‎ South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Wife
 
Muriel Eleanor TESSMAN ‎(I1100)‎
Birth 20 September 1921 28 36 Elkwood, Cavalier, North Dakota, USA
Death 5 August 2021 ‎(Age 99)‎ Oak Creek, WI, USA

Marriage: 3 September 1944 -- Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA
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