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  B-26 Marauder Serial Number 40-1370  
USAAF
11th AF
28th BG
73rd BS

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USAAF c1942

Pilot  Benjamin F. Schoenfeld (survived) TN
Crew  ? (KIA)
Crew  ? (KIA)

Crashed  August 16, 1942

Aircraft History
Built by Martin. Constructor Number 1235. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-26 Marauder serial number 40-1370.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 11th Air Force, 73rd Bombardment Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. During January 1942 based at Elmendorf Field in Alaska.

Mission History
On August 16, 1942 took off from Elmendorf Field piloted by Benjamin F. Schoenfeld crashed and destroyed on landing at King Salmon Airfield near Neknek in Alaska. Two were killed in the crash.

Wreckage
This aircraft was salvaged and transported to Hill Aerospace Museum at Hill AFB and stored outdoors awaiting restoration.

Memorials
Schoenfeld died on December 24, 1944. He is buried at Oak Lawn Memorial Park in Corvallis, OR at section 4, row 123, grave 3.

Resources
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Benjamin F Schoenfeld

Hill Aerospace Museum - B-26 Marauder
FindAGrave - Capt Benjamin Franklin Schoenfeld (grave photos)

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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