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Avnet, Leon Boris

Rank and Name, Captain Leon Boris Avnet.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VSMB-233), United States Marine Corps.

 

Leon is born approx. on 21 Aug. 1919 in Richmond, Texas.

Mother, Jennie Avnet.

Born in Russia.

 

Leon enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 0-012744.

 

Leon‘s Crew-member on-board the plane a SBD-4,

Lt.      Leon B. Avnet         Pilot

Pfc.     Robert L. Smith       Bombardier/Gunner

Leon was KIA during the Anti Sub Patrol in the New Georgia Area on 8 Jan. 1943, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine 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.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

His Unit Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 233 (VMSB-233)
SBD-Dauntless
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal
His rank Captain