Capt. Monefeldt was from Racine, WI. He was killed when returning from a mission to Nordhorn, Germany. At the time he was flying P-51D 44- 14441 WR-S “Ellen II”, assigned to Lt. Glen D Lindley, when he suffered engine failure on approach to Steeple Morden. He hit a tree just 2 miles short of the runway and was fatally injured in the ensuing crash.