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Benton F Eichorn
Birth: Dec. 21, 1922
Ontario
San Bernardino County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1944, Italy

Born Benton Frederick Eichorn to Frederick and Anna (Baine) Eichorn, Ontario California. Served in the USAAC, WWII. 1st Lieut Eichorn was a B-25 Pilot with the 379th Bomb Squadron, 310th Bog Group 12th AF. He flew 20 Missions. On 7 Jun 1944 Lt Eichorn and his crew took off to bomb a railroad bridge at Griegliano, Italy. Weather prevented an attack on the primary target so they diverted to the bridge at Vernio, Franc de Sooty and the bridge at Cecina. During this mission Lt Eichorn's plane was shot down by heavy accurate enemy anti aircraft fire. Sergeant Hochstatter was the only survivor. (Benton is my Uncle, Oldest Brother to Richard and Erick)

Name is also spelled Eichhorn in the Nationwide Gravesite Locator. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick William Eichorn (1898 - 1976)
 
 Sibling:
  Benton F Eichorn (1922 - 1944)
  Richard Henry "Ike" Eichorn (1924 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: 1LT, US Army Air Corps, World War II
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section R Site 228
 
Created by: Denise Eichorn Hathaway
Record added: Apr 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8611554
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In honor of your sacrifice Lt Eichorn, Lt Everett, Lt Sawyer, Lt Wargo, SSgt Ney, SSgt Thompson and SSgt Hochstatter
- Denise Eichorn Hathaway
 Added: May. 26, 2014
My Uncle Ssgt. Raymond F. Thompson was a gunner in Lt. Eichorn's crew. I am extremely proud to know that he and Lt. Eichorn, share a memorial tombstone at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
- Franklin Thompson
 Added: Feb. 15, 2014
I am your Granddaughter. We never had the chance to meet. Thank you for your service,I am honored to have you as my Grandfather.
- HM
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
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