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2LT Leo R Plant

2LT Leo R Plant

Birth
Death 20 Jun 1944
Schenefeld, Kreis Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot SECTION 84 SITE 117-119
Memorial ID 45801556 · View Source
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2LT US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II

Co-pilot aboard B-17G Flying Fortress
#42-97892 with the 324th Bomb Squadron,
91st Bomb Group.

Shot down by flak while on bombing mission
over Hamburg, and crashing at Schenefeld,
Germany, west of Hamburg. Eight crew aboard
were Killed In Action. Only the tail gunner
survived and was taken as a POW.

KIA were:

Capt. Richard W Burch, Pilot
2nd Lt. Leo R. Plant, Co-Pilot
Capt. Harold I Fox, Navigator
1st Lt. Julian I Columbus, Bombardier
SSgt. Charles T Hickman, Ball Turret Gunner
SSgt. Jack P Morgan, Waist Gunner
SSgt. George H Schmidt, Radio Operator
Pvt. Robert E McCarthy, Flight Engineer-Top Turret Gunner


Mr. and Mrs. Elmer R. Plant of Holderness left Wednesday morning for Jefferson Barracks, Missouri to attend funeral services for their son, Lt. Leo R. Plant who was killed in action June 20, 1944 over Hamburg, Germany during World War II. His body has been returned to this country and services will be held at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Monday, June 19.
Lt. Plant is a graduate of Plymouth High School and soon after his graduation enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Forces. He was co-pilot of a bomber plane at the time of his death.

The Ashland Citizen, 1950.


Inscription

2LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details Entered the service from New Hampshire; O-815225

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  • Created by: Eric Kreft
  • Added: 26 Dec 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 45801556
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Leo R Plant (unknown–20 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45801556, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Eric Kreft (contributor 46843358) .