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Sgt Roger Thomas Leking

Sgt Roger Thomas Leking

Birth
Death 2 Mar 1944 (aged 21)
Burial Woodville, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 96696545 · View Source
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Roger was born Sep 28, 1922, Troy Township, Wood County, Ohio.
He was a 1940 graduate of Woodville high school.

Roger was employed at his father's garage at Stony Ridge, Ohio.

In Nov 16, 1942 he enlisted to the air corps.
He recieved his wings July 9, 1943.

In Nov 12, 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Mar 2, 1944 Target: Frankfurt, Aircraft was attacked by 6 or 7 fighters ( me 109's ).
Roger did not survived this attack.
The plane was forced down when the attack shot up tail badly.
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

In 1944, when Roger died on the age of 21 he left behind his family :

His father, Fred E. Leking
His mother, Friedo Leking
His sister, Jeanette Leking
His brother, Lee Leking

Sgt
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613th
Right Waist Gunner aboard 42-31467 (Sac Hound)


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  • Created by: Andy Swinnen
  • Added: 8 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96696545
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Roger Thomas Leking (28 Sep 1922–2 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96696545, citing Woodville Cemetery, Woodville, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Andy Swinnen (contributor 46959477) .