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Babin, Lee Ollen

Rank and Name, Sergeant Lee Ollen Babin.

Unit/Placed in, 499th Bomber Squadron, 345th Bomber Group, Medium.


Lee is born approx. on 19 Dec. 1921 in Duplessis, Louisiana.

Father, Richard A. Babin.

Mother, Harried (Braud)  Babin.

Sister(s), Laura, Bulah, and Ruth M. Babin.

Brother(s), Ben R. Babin.

Spouse, Lela M. Rabin.


Lee enlisted the service in Louisiana with service number # 38493263.


Lee ‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,

2nd Lt.          Clifford L. Sisson               Pilot

2nd Lt.          Howard B. Galinkin           Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Hiram E. Smith Jr.            Navigator

Sgt.              William F. Fitzpatrick         Engineer

Sgt.              James E. Massengill           Radio Operator

Sgt.              Lee. O. Babin                    Armored Gunner

Lee was KIA on the way back from the bombing mission, they encountered severe problems with the (shot by AA engines), till they eventually had to ditch the plain(sea) on 24 March 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Lee is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/units/usaaf/345bg/index.html

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

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

National Historian

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

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

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

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


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

499st Bomber squadron
345th Bomber Group
North American B-25 Mitchell
San Marselino Airstrip, Zambales (Philippines)
His rank Sergeant