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Charles Schaube

 

Date and Place of Birth: 1917 Denton, MD
Date and Place of Death:    April 16, 1945 Germany
Baseball Experience: Semi-Pro
Position: First Base
Rank: Private First Class
Military Unit: 323rd Field Artillery Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division US Army
Area Served: European Theater of Operations

Charles H. Schaube was born in Denton, Maryland in 1917. An outstanding young first baseman, Schaube had a tryout with the Dover Orioles of the Eastern Shore League in 1937, but was beaten out of the first base job by Paul Swoboda. He went on to play semi-pro baseball in the Mar-Del (Maryland-Delaware) League with Goldsboro, Greensboro and Denton. Over three seasons with the Denton club – 1940 to 1942 – his batting average was around .300.

Schaube was working at Goldsborough Farms near Goldsboro, Delaware, when he entered service with the Army on October 15, 1942. The 25-year-old trained at Camp Lee in Virginia, Camp Atterbury in Indiana and Camp Breckenridge in Kentucky.

Private First Class Schaube served in Europe with the 323rd Field Artillery Battalion of the 83rd Infantry Division. He was killed in action in Germany on April 16, 1945 – just three weeks before Germany surrendered.

Charles Schaube is buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten.

Thanks to Astrid van Erp for help with photos for this biography

Date Added June 5, 2012. Updated July 29, 2017

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