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Rank and Name, Captain Leonard Robert Land.
Unit/Placed in, 15th Squadron, 4th Combat Cargo Group.
Leonard is born approx. 1919 in Ohio.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Leonard enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 0-677784.
Leonard’s Crew-members and position on-board the plane a C-46 were,
Capt. Leonard R. Land Pilot
2nd Lt. Harry P. Papandrew Co Pilot
Sgt. Max A. Green Crew Chief
S/Sgt. Teddy Blazejewski Radio Operator
Leonard died on the mission they last contacted the base at Chittagong when they were about 20 minutes east of Chittagong. They were not heard from or seen again. There were heavy thunderstorms in the area which may have caused them to crash. On April 13, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Citation, Distinguished Flying Cross, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Leonard is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to http://www.cbi-history.com/part_id.html Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov
P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html AirForce, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org
Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/
Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org
Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/
Thanks to Russ Pickett (http://russpickett.com)