Rank and Name, Private First Class Leon Bachurski.
Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron, Fifth Air Force.
Leon is born approx. on 26 June 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Father, Joseph Barchurska.
Mother, Helena (Turek) Barchurska.
Sister(s), Julia Bachurski.
Brother(s), Joseph J. and Frank Bachurski.
Leon enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 13191478.
Leon‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17 were,
Colonel Harney Estes Jr. Pilot
Colonel Dwight B. Schannep Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Robert S. Dotson Navigator
Pfc. Hughes C. Gordon Engineer
Pfc. Leon Barchurski Radio Operator
Captain Henry F. Chatham Passenger
Lt. Col. John F. Foy Passenger
Major Herbert F. Jones Passenger
Colonel Leland O. Krug Passenger
Major Joe B. Michael Passenger
Captain David C. Smeltzer Passenger
Leon was KIA after refueling at Naha they never arrived on the destination and never heard off on 25 July 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Leon is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/