Leonard served as a Technical Sergeant & Top Turret Gunner on B-24D "Chief Manatee" #41-24309, 329th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Androscoggin County, Maine prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 30, 1941, prior to the war, in Portland, Maine. He was noted as being employed as a welder and also as Single, without dependents.
Leonard died in the "Line Of Duty" of a training flight accident in England during the war.
He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on July 27, 1948.
Service # 11029463
It is currently "unknown" why "New York" is shown on his headstone. His burial card has "Maine" originally written on it ... then crossed out and replaced with "New York".
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Airmen who perished on B-24D #41-24309:
Acheson, Leonard E ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, ME
Christiansen, Herman ~ T/Sgt, IN
Cunningham, Jonathan M ~ 1st Lt, AL
Derx, William L ~ 1st Lt, MI
Holsomback, James E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, AL
Kaluzsa, Robert E ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, OH
Lambert, Albert R ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, NC
Peltier, William L ~ Sgt, Gunner, Rhode Island
Schwartz, Morton H ~ FO, Co-Pilot, NY
Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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