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Lieut Ernest Joshua Benshimol, Jr
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Birth: Mar. 24, 1920
Tisbury
Dukes County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1996
Winchester
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

His parents were Ernest Joshua Benshimol Sr and Lulu Rebecca (Sinnot) Benshimol.

1st Lt. Benshimol was a bombardier with the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. On May 24, 1944 they were landing in B-24J #43 at the Pandaveswar airbase in India from a local training flight when they encountered very strong cross winds close to the ground. The crew struggled to keep to plane under control but were unable to maintain altitude and crashed. The pilot and co-pilot were killed, the other two men aboard were seriously injured. Benshimol broke both his legs.

He flew 45 combat missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ernest Joshua Benshimol (1897 - 1980)
 
 Siblings:
  Ernest Joshua Benshimol (1920 - 1996)
  Robert Sinnot Benshimol (1921 - 1944)*
  Robert Sinnot Benshimol (1921 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship

1ST LT, US ARMY AIR CORPS
 
Burial:
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Bourne
Barnstable County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: 22, 0, 411
 
Maintained by: dfr
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 356290
Lieut Ernest Joshua Benshimol, Jr
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Lieut Ernest Joshua Benshimol, Jr
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- Christine S
 Added: Mar. 27, 2012
Grandpa,I miss you..Love,your grandaughter, Nancy
- nancy
 Added: Jun. 5, 2006
Grandpa,

Miss and love you.
- Star
 Added: Dec. 20, 2001
 
 
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