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Leonard Otis Payne

Military

Assigned to 849BS 490BG, 8AF USAAF. Member of Borman crew. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Fred Borman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 849BS 490BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50291 Classy Chassis II

    B-24 Liberator
    Classy Chassis II was one of two refurbished B-24 heavy bombers, being made ready for delivery when it departed Base Air Depot 2 (BAD2) at Warton on a test flight. ...

Associated Place

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tampa, FL 24 July 1921

Son of Floyd Calvin 'FC' and Edith Morey Payne.

Enlisted Gainesville, FL 12 May 1942

Gainesville, Florida

Based Eye 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 849BS 490BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Gainesville, FL 8 April 2014
Buried Forest Meadows Memorial Park and Mausoleum Central Gainesville, Alachua County, FL 11 April 2014

Forest Meadows Memorial Park and Mausoleum Central
Gainesville,
Alachua County, FL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2019 21:10:51 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/607603901
https://www.fold3.com/record/84003237-leonard-o-payne
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127882141/leonard-otis-payne

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2019 21:02:54 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/607603901
https://www.fold3.com/record/84003237-leonard-o-payne
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127882141/leonard-otis-payne

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

490th Bomb Group Unit Personnel / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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