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Leo R Kisamore

Military

Shot down 15 May 1943 in B-17 #4229677 'Battlin B. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA). He died of a Flak burst between the pilot and copilot .

Earlier on April 7, 1943, ferrying B17 42-29651 'Stella Maris' from Marrakech to Cornwall, encountered enemy fire. Landed near Dorset. Crew was safe.

He completed 2 missions before being Killed in Action (KIA) on his third.

DFC, Purple Heart

Service

Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29677

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Stephenville, Nfd, 12/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 18/4/43; transferred 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 20/4/43; Missing in Action Heligoland 15/5/43 with Alden Mann...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cumberland, Maryland 27 February 1921
Killed in Action (KIA) 15 May 1943
Died 15 May 1943
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery, Margratan, The Netherlands (Wall of the Missing)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 16060 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey pp 101-2, 122; First Over Germany page 115;

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