Francis L. Benoit

Recent Address: 53 Carlisle Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824-2932
E-mail Address: derylbob@comcast.net
Family Info:
Hometown: Cambridge, MA
Date Entered Service: March 20, 1942
Service Number: 11117722
Bomb Group: 462nd & 468th
Squadron:
Squadron: 769th
Location of Unit: Victoria, Kansas (September, 1943)
Missions Flown: 31 combat missions; 29 operational missions; 530 flight hours
Hump Missions: Over 13
Targets: Japan, China, Burma
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Unit Badge, Air Medal
Service Schools: Airplane Mech School, Goldsboro, NC Dec 42 - May 43; B-26 Specialist School, Baltimore, MD May-Jul 1943; B-26 Crew Chief School, Omaha, NE Jul 1943
MOS: Flight Engineer 737, Airplane Mechanic, Tail Gunner 748
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew & Ground crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6354 (Miss Lace), 42-24800
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Date Transferred from the 58th: July 10, 1945
Date Discharged: October 16, 1945
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Carpenter, builder and FHA building inspector
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Comments: Deceased March, 1970 at the age of 45

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