PFC Leona Marie Elizabeth Seyfert

PFC Leona Marie Elizabeth Seyfert

Birth
Fowler, Meade County, Kansas, USA
Death 30 May 1945 (aged 29)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56250251 · View Source
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Leona served as a Private First Class in the Women’s Army Corps, and was a passenger on C-47B #44-76406, 1202nd Air Air Force Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

She resided in Cook County, Illinois prior to the war.

She enlisted in the Women's Army Corps on April 5, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. She was noted, at the time of her enlistment, as being employed as a Machinist and also as Single, without dependents.

C-47B #44-76406 took off, with a crew of 3 and 18 passengers, from Accra, Ghana on a transport mission to Robert's Field, Liberia. For an unknown reason "Mayday's" were heard from the C-47. They disappeared and are believed to have crashed into the sea near Takordi, Ghana. All 21 on board were lost.

Leona was declared "Missing In Action" on this flight during the war.

Service # A-606171

Leona also has a "cenotaph" in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler, Kansas.
" Click Here " for that record.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Crew lost on C-47B #44-76406

Ellis, Alfred R. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, IA
Mulhern, Robert E. ~ F/O, Co-Pilot, MA
Shiffman, George A. ~ Corp, Radio Operator, OH

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18 Passengers lost on C-47B #44-76406

Brohinsky, Rose ~ Pfc, WAC, NY
Cooper, Doris F. ~ Sgt, WAC, IL
Flannery, Flossie D. ~ Pfc, WAC, IN
Friend, Frieda C. ~ Pfc, WAC, NY
Gollinger, Mary F. ~ Pfc, WAC, CA
Holden, Velma E. ~ Corp, WAC, NC
Hollingsworth, Odessa L. ~ Pfc, WAC, OK
King, Alice D. ~ Pfc, WAC, OR
Liles, Wilma E. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
McBride, Evelyn L. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
McKinney, Alice P. ~ Pfc, WAC, MI
Puchalla, Rose F. ~ Pfc, WAC, MN
Rice, Mildred E.~ Pfc, WAC, KS
Roomsburg, Tony P. ~ Pfc, WAC, CA
Rozzelle, Helen F. ~ Pfc, WAC, D.C.
Seyfert, Leona M. ~ Pfc, WAC, IL
Warlick, Ruth E. ~ Pfc, WAC, TX
Williams, Bonnie L. ~ Pfc, WAC, KS

( Crew & Passenger List by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56250251
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Leona Marie Elizabeth Seyfert (14 Jul 1915–30 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56250251, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .