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Land, Leonard Robert

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)

 

 

http://www.cbi-history.com/cbi_airfields.html

4th Combat Cargo Group
Curtiss -46 Commando
Far East Air Force
C(hina)B(urma)I(ndia)
CBI
His rank Captain

Mededeling

2019 collection

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