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Benjamin H. Woodruff, Jr.
First Lieutenant, United States Air Force
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Benjamin H. Woodruff, Jr.
Baltimore, Maryland
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.



BH Woodruff Jr Gravesite PHOTO
  Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006

WOODRUFF, BENJAMIN H JR
1ST LT USAF
DATE OF BIRTH: 12/16/1925
DATE OF DEATH: 04/29/1952
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1592-2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 26 March 2005 Updatd: 24 August 2006
Purple Heart Medal