1Lt Leonard R Graff

1Lt Leonard R Graff

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death 30 Jun 1943 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until January 21, 1946.

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Son of Mrs. Helen Graff who resided in Brooklyn, New York.

Leonard served as a First Lieutenant and Bombardier on B-24D (#42-40254), 370th Bomber Squadron, 307th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Kings County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on December 11, 1941 in New York City, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Office Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Leonard was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24 did not return to base after a ship searching mission during the war. It is believed that they were shot down by 251st Kōkūtai J1N1 Irving piloted by Satoru Ono.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-727633

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Airmen who perished on B-24D #42-40254:

Adelman, Seymour L ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, NJ
Avery, James O ~ Sgt, Gunner, LA
Bullock, Gordon P ~ Pfc, Gunner, CA
Fanning, John E ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, PA
Foss, Richard M ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, IL
Furtwangler, Robert N ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MI
Graff, Leonard R ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, NY
Guiberson, Nathaniel G, Jr ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Scamman, George E ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, ME
Ventura, Robert J ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, TX

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56752006
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Leonard R Graff (1920–30 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56752006, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557) .