Lawrence LEACH Jr

 

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBER15115781
AGE27 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1916
STATEWEST VIRGINIA
FAMILYMarried
RANKS/Sergeant
FONCTIONGunner
JOB before ENLISTEMENTSemiskilled miners, and mining-machine operatorsWV
DATE of ENLISTEMENT

7 july 1942 

Fort Thomas Newport KENTUCKY

SQUADRON366th Bomb Squadron
GROUP305th Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH16 april 1943smith jimmy h tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHKergurune - Town of Languidic
DATA PLAN

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

b 17

Mission: Lorient

Take off: Station 105 Chelveston, NOTHAMPTONSHIRE

CEMETERYBRITTANY AMERICAN CEMETERY de St James

Map St James American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
E118
DECORATION
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 & PHOTO Francecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov - Frédéric LAVERNHE
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud