From Bob Kennington:  Leroy was the B-1B CTF Director in 1984 when I was assigned as the CTF Deputy for Engineering. The B-1 crash that killed Doug Benefield occurred in August 1984. Leroy retired not long afterwards and went to work as a contractor test pilot. He died in 2000, and as I recall the cause of death was Lou Gehrig disease. He was a very nice man who was fun to work for.


Birth: May 10, 1942
Death: Feb. 27, 2000

United States Air Force Academy Cemetery
Colorado Springs
El Paso County
Colorado, USA

Lt Col Leroy Schroeder, center, B-1 bomber chief test pilot, and another member of the B-1 test team explain the features of the aircraft to astronaut Gordon Fullerton, right. They are standing under the right wing of a B-1