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Ens Benjamin Lee, II

Ens Benjamin Lee, II

Death 28 Oct 1918 (aged 23)
Cenotaph Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 14, Lot 50 & 298-East
Memorial ID 28711772 · View Source
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World War I United States Naval Officer, Aviator. He served during World war I as a aviator in the United States Naval Reserve Flying Corps. He died in a plane crash at the Naval Air Station at Killingholme, Lincolnshire, England on October 28, 1918 when the plane he was piloting crashed into the River Humber; the second pilot was rescued but a mechanic who was also on board, Raymond G. Fisher, was also reported missing.

His name is listed on the Tablets of the Missing at Brookwood American Cemetery, Brookwood, England.

His family erected a cenotaph for him in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lee Field at the Naval Air Station at Green Cove Springs, Florida was named in honor of him in September 1940 (the NAS was decommissioned in 1960 and no longer exists).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ens Benjamin Lee, II (4 Nov 1894–28 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28711772, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Russ (contributor 309) .