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Abramchik, Leon

Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Leon Abramchik.

Unit/Placed in on, 404th Bomber Squadron, 28th Bomber Group (Heavy).


Leon is born in 1918 in New York.


Father, Max M. Abramchik.

Mother, Tillie D. Abramchik.


Leon enlisted the U.S.Army Air Force in New York with service number # 32411098.


Leon was KIA when the plane was under enemy flyers, engine on fire and lost speed and crashed in Sea on Sep. 11, 1943, Staff Sergeant Leon Abramcjik is honored with a  Purple Heart, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

Leon’s crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24D were;

Maj. Frank T. Gash Pilot

2nd Lt. Urban A. Faultich Co Pilot.

2nd Lt. Harry S. General Navigator

2nd Lt. Michael Harberen Bombardier

TSgt. John L. Gannaway Engineer

SSgt. Leon Abramchik Asst. Radio Operator

SSgt. Ben Colecchi Gunner

Sgt. William A Wraeth Radar

Sgt. Homer R. Simmons Mechanic-Gunner

TSgt. Walter S Feuer Photographer


Leon is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/41-23890.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org Website, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

404th Bomber Squadron
28th Bomber Group (Heavy)
B24 liberator
Crew (Leon) 2e Left Kneeling
His rank Staff Sergeant