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Lieut LeRoy “Lear” Lutz

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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

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.

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 ID: 61553370
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/61553370/leroy-lutz: accessed ), memorial page for Lieut LeRoy “Lear” Lutz (6 Mar 1920–22 Jun 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 61553370, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA; Maintained by Michael Maddock (contributor 47381240).