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Babineau, Leo Joseph Edward

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

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

Navy Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (VPB-106)
PB4Y-2 Privateer
North Field Tinian
Leo Joseph Edward Babineau
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class