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Barchurski, Leon

Rank and Name, Private First Class Leon Bachurski.

Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Squadron, Fifth Air Force.


Leon is born approx. on 26 June 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Father, Joseph Barchurska.

Mother, Helena (Turek) Barchurska.

Sister(s), Julia Bachurski.

Brother(s), Joseph J. and Frank Bachurski.


Leon enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 13191478.


Leon‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-17  were,

Colonel         Harney Estes Jr.                Pilot

Colonel         Dwight B. Schannep           Co Pilot

2nd Lt.          Robert S. Dotson               Navigator

Pfc.              Hughes C. Gordon              Engineer

Pfc.              Leon Barchurski                Radio Operator

Captain        Henry F. Chatham             Passenger

Lt. Col.          John F. Foy                      Passenger

Major           Herbert F. Jones                Passenger

Colonel         Leland O. Krug                 Passenger

Major           Joe B. Michael                   Passenger

Captain        David C. Smeltzer              Passenger

Leon was KIA after refueling at Naha they never arrived on the destination and never heard off on 25 July 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army 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.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

His unit 315th Composite Wing, Headquarters, 5th Air Force
They left from Nicholas Field, Manila to Japan for a administrative flight
Their destination Kanoya Airfield, Japan, but never arrived