Lawrence LEACH Jr

 

LEACH lawrence l
ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-661854
AGE27 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1916 WEST VIRGINIA
STATEAshland, KENTUCKY
FAMILYSingle
RANKFirst Lieutenant
FONCTIONPilot
JOB before ENLISTEMENTActorKY
DATE of ENLISTEMENT1 november 1940 Fort Thomas Newport KENTUCKY
SQUADRON366th Bomb Squadron
GROUP305th Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH16 april 1943leach lawrence l tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHKergurune - Town of Languidic
DATA PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type F-40-BO - s/n 42-5220

Mission: Lorient

Takeoff: Station 105 Chelveston, NOTHAMPTONSHIRE

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
E15
DECORATION
Air Medal + Oak Leaf Clustersam olc
Purple HeartPhoto FDLM
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Crew of B-17 Fortress - type F-40-BO - s/n 42-5220

1st Lieutenant Lawrence L Jr LEACH Pilot Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James (50) - E.1.5 O-661854 - KENTUCKY
1st Lieutenant Homer P ANDERSEN CoPilot Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia O-727147 - UTAH
T/Sergeant David M BOGDAN Mec/M Dead - Arlington Nat Cem. Virginia USA - 34-4125 21 ans - PENNSYLVANIA
T/Sergeant Joseph W TERRELL Rad Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesi 19082820 - KENTUCKY
2nd Lieutenant Voyle E SPENCE Nav Prisoner- Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia O-663426 - Born 26/03/1918 - ILLINOIS
2nd Lieutenant Donald A WORSLEY Bomb Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia O-728325 - CALIFORNIA
S/Sergeant Floyd M WILLIAMSON MitV Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James (50) - M.1.24  7057644 - PH - KANSAS
S/Sergeant John Jr TOTH MitG Dead Whiting, INDIANA
S/Sergeant Jimmie H SMITH MitD Dead - Cim Brit Am St-James 15115781 - PH - WEST VIRGINIA 
S/Sergeant LeRoy F SYKES MitA Prisoner - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf 33189346 - DISTRICT of COLUMBIA
equipage 42 5220 b17 1943

 

The plane, a bomber B-17F-40-BO 42-5220 with ten Americans on board, was shot down on 16 April 1943 by the German fighter as it was heading towards the base of the submarines in Lorient , For a bombing mission.

(Photos: Aerosteles.net )

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SOURCE INFORMATION & PHOTOFindagrave.com - Francecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud