Virgil S. Schoeppel

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Lieutenant Virgil S. Schoeppel

1918 – 23 September 1944

Personal History

Schoeppel lived in Arkansas. He graduated from the Arkansas State Teachers College, now known as UCA, with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1939. Schoeppel's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Schoeppel. He had no known siblings.

Schoeppel's hobbies included fishing and hunting. He was also a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

Schoeppel entered the United States Army Air Forces in 1942 (Service #: 0-780806) as a pilot in the Ferry Command out of Great Falls, Montana, and rose to become a Second Lieutenant. He was also an instructor at Aero Industries Technical Institute and an inspector at Lockhead Aircraft Co.

Schoeppel was killed in a plane crash while in search of a downed pilot in Great Falls, Montana on 23 September 1944.