Jerry Lebloch

media-47623.jpeg UPL 47623 SSGT Jerry LeBloch
47th BG - 85th BS
410th BG - 645th BS

Object Number - UPL 47623 - SSGT Jerry LeBloch Gunner 47th BG - 85th BS 410th BG - 645th BS

Flew combat with the 47th BG and the 410th BG

Shot in the line of duty while serving as a police officer in 1949.


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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A-26 Invaders, including (serial number 43-22575) of the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force lined up in Italy.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



Event Location Date Description


Podivin, Czechoslovakia 28 October 1923


Chicago, IL 21 February 1942


Stickney, IL 9 January 1949 Patrolman Jerry LeBloch was shot and killed in the line of duty. The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death which was later reduced. In December 1999, he died after being released from prison. Patrolman LeBloch served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and had served with the Stickney Police Department for five years. The evidence for the prosecution disclosed that on January 9, 1949, at about 1:50 A.M., two police officers of the village of Stickney, while making a tour of duty in a squad car, came upon a Hudson automobile parked without lights or license plates on the west side of a public street, facing north. It appeared to be unoccupied. The squad car, which was traveling south, was brought to a stop adjacent to the parked automobile, and officer Lebloch, who was sitting on the right beside the driver, stepped out to investigate. When he turned his flashlight into the Hudson, the head of a man shot up in the front seat. Officer Loula, who had been driving the squad car, immediately stepped out, directing his light on the man sitting in the Hudson. The latter then made a motion to get out, and Lebloch said, "Where do you think you are going?" As officer Loula walked around the front of the Hudson, its occupant stepped out of the door and crouched down a few feet away. The two officers approached the man, with Loula directing his flashlight on him. He started to straighten up and then fired a gun several times, killing officer Lebloch and seriously wounding officer Loula, who lost consciousness for a while. When the latter regained consciousness he crawled to the squad car, signalled by radio for assistance, and was thereafter taken to a hospital. Neither police officer had drawn his pistol.


STickney, IL 14 January 1949 Mt. Auburn Cemetery 4101 Oak Park Avenue Stickney, Illinois
Berwyn, IL 4135 S. Wisconsin Avenue


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