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1LT Leslie Albert Kemp, Jr

1LT Leslie Albert Kemp, Jr

Birth
New Hampshire, USA
Death 8 Oct 1943 (aged 22–23)
Germany
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 12, Site: 2747
Memorial ID 48769033 · View Source
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Husband of Barbara M. Bornschein Kemp and Dad of Linda Lee Kemp.

Leslie served as a First Lieutenant & Pilot on B-17 "Ron Chee" #42-3123, 535th Bomber Squadron, 381st Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Sullivan County, New Hampshire prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on April 7, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.

He was married sometime after his enlistment.

B-17F "Ron Chee" #42-3123, while on a bombing mission over Bremen, Germany, was attacked by German aircraft and shot down during the war. They crashed in Fladdderlohausen, 10 miles southeast of Quackenbruck, Germany during the war.

Leslie was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred overseas and was later repatriated here on October 5, 1950.

Service # O-736533

The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-3123:

Duffy, Raymond V ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, NY
Gentry, Gillos E ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, AR
Heim, William O ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, MO
Jennette, Arthur P ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, TN
Kemp, Leslie A, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NH
Nelson, Thomas B ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, ND
Osborn, Edward F ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, IN
Richards, Walter L ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, UT
Stinsman, James ~ S/Sgt, Waist Gunner, NJ
Tomlin, Frank E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, DC

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

Special thanks to:
John C. Anderson for submitting this record for bio updates!

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1LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 25 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48769033
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Leslie Albert Kemp, Jr (1920–8 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48769033, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .