Leon Menges

Leon Menges

Birth
Texas, USA
Death 5 Feb 1943 (aged 26)
China
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section M Site 9
Memorial ID 3034885 · View Source
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Leon served as a Private, Company A, 803rd Engineer Battalion (Aviation), U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Ellis County, Texas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 19, 1940, prior to the war.

Leon became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.

He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was repatriated here on November 13, 1947.

Service # 6278302

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Gravesite Details Pvt, US Army Air Corps, World War II

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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3034885
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leon Menges (3 Nov 1916–5 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3034885, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .