Virgil S. Schoeppel
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Lieutenant Virgil S. Schoeppel
1918 – 23 September 1944
Instructor at Aero Industries Technical Institute
Inspector at Lockhead Aircraft Co.
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. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Schoeppel. He had no known siblings.
His hobbies included fishing and hunting. Schoeppel was also a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.
He was killed in a plane crash while in search of a downed pilot in Great Falls, Montana.