Benjamin H. Woodruff, Jr.
First Lieutenant, United States Air Force
H. Woodruff, Jr.
Born December 16, 1925
First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force
Service Number AO1909442
Non-hostile Air Crash
Died April 29, 1952 in Korea
First Lieutenant Woodruff was a crew member of a C-47A Skytrain transport with the 21st Troop Carrier Squadron, "Kyushu Gypsies", 403rd Troop Carrier Wing (Provisional).
On April 29, 1952, his aircraft was participating in the evacuation of the American wounded in Korea. It was enroute from Seoul to Cho-do Island off the west coast of North Korea when it crashed into the sea near the beach at "Dentist C", killing all eight on board.
First Lieutenant Woodruff was awarded the Purple
Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the
National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and
the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
WOODRUFF, BENJAMIN H JR