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PFC Leo Everette Sorenson

Birth
Moorhead, Monona County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 Oct 1944 (aged 21)
Myanmar
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56757853 · View Source
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He was the son of Chris A Sorenson and Ella (Mortenson) Sorenson.

Sorenson was the radio operator on B-24J #44-40588, assigned to the 10th Air Force, 7th Bombardment Group, 493rd Bombardment Squadron. They were part of a five plane formation that departed Pandaveswar India to bomb targets at Moulmein Burma. Five minutes after dropping their bombs the formation was jumped by eight to twelve Japanese fighters. On about the third or fourth pass the bomber's #2 engine caught fire. The pilot shut down the engine, the fire went out and they made a diving left turn into clouds. They were not seen again.

Because his body was not recovered, he is memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing.

Sorenson received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Gravesite Details Entered the service from California.

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  • Maintained by: dfr
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56757853
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Leo Everette Sorenson (4 Jul 1923–22 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56757853, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by dfr (contributor 47109209) .