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Sgt Leonard John Di Matteo

Death 16 Jun 1944 (aged 22)
Burial Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA
Plot Section 32, Row H
Memorial ID 148058385 · View Source
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Leonard served as a Technical Sergeant on B-24H (#41-29508), 761st Bomber Squadron, 460th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in New York prior to the war.

Leonard was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was hit by German flak and crashed in Austria during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32710757


Airmen who perished on B-24H (#41-29508):

Bejar, Antonio C ~ Sgt, Texas
Budriunas, Bronislaus F ~ 2nd Lt, Massachusetts
Carter, Weldon B ~ Sgt, Maine
Di Matteo, Leonard J ~ T/Sgt, New York
Redford, Edward W ~ T/Sgt, Missouri
Smith, Frederick B ~ Capt, Pilot, Indiana
Summers, John W ~ T/Sgt, Tennessee

Three crew members bailed out and survived.

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


Gravesite Details "Flat Granite Marker" - Entered the service from New York




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 20 Jun 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 148058385
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Leonard John Di Matteo (27 Feb 1922–16 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 148058385, citing Saint John Cemetery, Middle Village, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .