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AMM1 Leland Edward Severance

AMM1 Leland Edward Severance

Vermont, USA
Death 7 Apr 1945
At Sea
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56121997 · View Source
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Son of Mr. Charles Leland Severance.

Leland served as a Aviation Machinist's Mate, First Class, U.S.S. Hancock (CV-19), U.S. Navy during World War II.

He resided in Colchester, Chittenden County, Vermont prior to the war.

The Hancock, while off Okinawa, had a Japanese kamikaze that cartwheeled across her flight deck and crashed into a group of planes while its bomb hit the port catapult to cause a tremendous explosion on April 7th. 62 men were killed and 71 wounded.

Leland was declared "Missing In Action" in this explosion during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 2126260

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett





  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56121997
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for AMM1 Leland Edward Severance (unknown–7 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56121997, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .