Lieut LeRoy “Lear” Lutz

Lieut LeRoy “Lear” Lutz

Birth
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Death 22 Jun 1944 (aged 24)
France
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 61553370 · View Source
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On June 22, 1944 Pilot 2nd.Lt. LeRoy Lutz took the P-38 "Lucky Lady" out on Mission 78. As Lutz started his strafing run against a German train near Epernay,France, his right engine was hit with ground fire. He stayed with the damaged aircraft and steered it away from the French village of Mardeuil,costing his life. He has remained a hero to those who were spared still today.


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  • Created by: Michael Maddock
  • Added: 13 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61553370
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut LeRoy “Lear” Lutz (6 Mar 1920–22 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61553370, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Michael Maddock (contributor 47381240) .