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CPL Leroy Payne

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CPL Leroy Payne Veteran

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death
4 Aug 1942 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines Add to Map
Memorial ID
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Corporal, U.S. Army Air Forces, 6923702, World War II.

Radio Operator aboard B-17E Flying Fortress #41-9218.
Shot down by Japanese fighters on bombing mission over Tulagi, and crashed into the sea with the loss of all crewmembers. This B-17 was the first aerial combat casualty of the Guadalcanal campaign.

Contributor: Tim Cook (46481904) •
Corporal, U.S. Army Air Forces, 6923702, World War II.

Radio Operator aboard B-17E Flying Fortress #41-9218.
Shot down by Japanese fighters on bombing mission over Tulagi, and crashed into the sea with the loss of all crewmembers. This B-17 was the first aerial combat casualty of the Guadalcanal campaign.

Contributor: Tim Cook (46481904) •

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Entered the service from Alabama.


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  • Maintained by: MAJ Jimmy Cotton
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: Aug 8, 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56777116/leroy-payne: accessed ), memorial page for CPL Leroy Payne (1922–4 Aug 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56777116, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by MAJ Jimmy Cotton (contributor 48803557).