Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Leonard J. Anderson.
Unit/Placed in, 865th Bomber Squadron, 494th Bomber Group (Heavy).
Leonard is born approx. on 1916 in New York.
Mother, Nora M. Anderson.
Sister(s), Margaret M. Anderson.
Leonard enlisted the service in New York with service number # 324444599.
Leonard ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-24 were,
Capt. Earl M. Richards Pilot
2nd Lt. Walter E. Phillips Co Pilot
2nd Lt. George W. Bauer Jr. Navigator
1st Lt. Melvin G. Hass Bombardier
T/Sgt. Leonard J. Anderson Engineer
Corp. Eugene Mott Radio Operator
S/Sgt. Arthur E. Spooner Top Turret Gunner
Sgt. William J. Devlin Ball Turret Gunner
S/Sgt. Eugene F. Rumbolz Nose Turret Gunner
Sgt. Henry L. Flynn Jr. Tail Turret Gunner
1st Lt. Henry Howard Passenger
Leonard was KIA when the plane crashed in sea, because an engine malfunction on Dec. 13, 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, 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.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/494th_Bombardment_Group.html
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com