WW II FORT MILES
240TH ARMY BAND
Chief Warrent Officer, Henry Kloman Schmidt, whose home is 300 South Aiken
Avenue , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his birthplace, is the commanding officer and
director of the 240th Army Band of Fort Miles, Delaware, a duty he is fulfilling
He enlisted in December 1940 in the 176th Field Artillery and was a member of the band
for a year and a half before being sent to the Army Music School at Fort Myer, Virginia,
to study band conducting under Captain Thomas F. Davey, the U.S. Army band leader.
Schmidt was born to a Pittsburgh musical family, graduate of Catholic High School, 1932,
entered Carnegie Tech Music Department and majored in composition with Vick O'Brien,
study trumpet with Louis Panella, and piano under his father.. After graduating Tech he
was active in professional music as an arranger and trumpet player.
He is a member of several music societies and federations, in not married and has no
hobby except music.
Chief Warrant Officers sister Edith is a professional soprano, his other sister, Lt. Rita
Schmidt, an Army Nurse serving overseas is an organist at leisure moments.
Source: Pittsburgh Press, Sunday February 6, 1944. Abstract February 22, 2018 by
Harrison H. and www.iinni.blospot.com