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Melvin William Schoephoester

Graduating Class of 1936
Served in World War II

First Lieutenant
Melvin William Schoephoester

1st Photographic Group


Baraboo, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, CT

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

More About First Lieutenant Schoephoester

First Lieutenant Schoephoester studied geology while at the university. 1st Lt. Schoephoester enlisted in the air corps in October 1937. He was transferred to Connecticut from Bolling Field, Wash. As a graduate of Kelly Field, Texas, he had been with an observation squadron as a photographer. 1st Lt. Schoephoester was killed in the crash of an A-29 aircraft he was piloting along with five other aviators.