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MM3 Leland Conover
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 25, 1945, At Sea

Leland Conover served on the USS Asheville, a gun boat, during World War II. On March 3 of 1942, the ship was engaged by two enemy destroyers and was sunk approximately 300 miles south of Java. All personnel were considered Missing In Action. It was later learned one survivor, FM/2c Fred Brown, was pulled from the water. Brown died, March 1945, in a POW camp in the Celebes, N.E.I., but not before telling the story of what had happened to the Asheville. After the war, a fellow POW reported Brown's tale to the US Navy. November 25, 1945, Leland and his shipmates were officially considered Killed In Action (Buried at Sea).

Service # 3720946
Service Branch: NAVY
Entered the Service from: Colorado
Rank: Machinist's Mate, Third Class
Home Town: Walden
Home of Record City/County: Jackson
Home of Record State: Colorado
Parents: MR AND MRS RALPH JAMES CONOVER FLINIAN RANCH, WALDEN
Conflict: WWII
Died: 25-Nov-45
Buried at Sea
Awards: Purple Heart
 
 
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 Parents:
  Ralph James Conover (1891 - 1951)
  Mary Bernice Downing Conover (1898 - 1979)
 
 Sibling:
  Leland Conover (____ - 1945)
  Ralph James Conover (1918 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Colorado.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: SandiMH
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56775190
MM3 Leland Conover
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 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
 
 
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