Capt. Frank Walton Umhoefer

11/21/20 - 11/20/14

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Picture courtesy of Capt. Joe Szaflarski

Capt. Frank Umhoefer was born in Arkansas. After his father died when Frank was eleven years old, he was raised by his grandparents on a cotton farm. He attended the University of Arkansas and Arkansas A & M before enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps on September 29, 1941. Frank served as a ferry pilot and flew many types of aircraft; C-46, C-47, C-87, A-28, A-20, B-17, B-24, B-25, and P-38. He later served as a B-17 squadron commander. There is a photo of Frank in the cockpit of a U.S. Army Air Corps C-46 here.

Frank joined seaboard in 1949 and was appointed Chief Pilot - Pacific Division in 1952 at age 31. There is a photo of Frank in the cockpit of a Seaboard DC‑8 here.

Frank is survived by his son, Bill (Lori); his daughter, Sandy Schoettle (Steve), and four grandchildren.


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