Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class Leo Joseph Edward Babineau.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (VPB-106), United States Navy.
Leo is born approx. on 29 Sep. 1921 in Moncton, Canada.
Father, Alfred Babineau.
Mother, Dora (Comier) Babineau.
Sister(s), Rita Babineau.
Leo enlisted the service in District of Columbia with service number # 6038286.
Leo‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y-2 were,
Lt. Joseph W. Swiencicki Pilot
Ensign J. F. Cranfill Co Pilot
Ensign R. F. Gundreson Asst. Co Pilot
Amm1. Leo E. Brown
Arm1. William J. Keogh
Aom2. Joseph W. Ubl
Amm2. Leo J. W. Babineau
Arm2. James J. Sherman
Aom3. Robert R. Menendez
Amm3. Frederick G. Gidel
S1. Robert D. Buscher
Amm3. John J. King Jr.
Leo was KIA when the Crew did not returned from the Patrol-Mission on 30 July 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal with 4 Gold Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Leo is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.vpnavy.com/
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com