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LT Leland Kenneth Henslee

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LT Leland Kenneth Henslee

Birth
Winters, Runnels County, Texas, USA
Death 18 Apr 1944 (aged 21)
At Sea
Burial Winters, Runnels County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 46517180 View Source
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Son of Maggie Butchee and Carl Hensell

Served with the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Flying a P-38J when lost over Holland

Leland Henslee
MILITARY | SECOND LIEUTENANT | FIGHTER PILOT | 20TH FIGHTER GROUP
Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into North Sea in P-38 #42-68126 AM

"As we crossed the western edge of the Zuider Zee at about 20,000 ft. Lt. Hensell called that his right engine was on fire . . . .he was apparently having difficulty controlling the plane I told him to bail out ....Lt Henslee then bailed out. That was directly west of Ijmuiden, Holland...."
Statement by Chester A Hallberg, 1st Lieutenant


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  • Created by: Paula J
  • Added: 10 Jan 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 46517180
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/46517180/leland-kenneth-henslee : accessed ), memorial page for LT Leland Kenneth Henslee (27 Dec 1922–18 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 46517180, citing Northview Cemetery, Winters, Runnels County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Paula J (contributor 46489742) .