Leonard August Mihalich

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 4 x combat missions. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102647 'BTO In the ETO'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5305.

Awards: PH

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-804442
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: BTO in the ETO
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Germany 1944-05-28 Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102647 'BTO In the ETO'. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5305.
Westmoreland County, PA, USA

Based

Deenethorpe 1944-05-28 Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

14823 Niemegk, Germany 1944-05-29 Interred Niemeck community cemetery

Buried

Re-Interred Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Enlisted

New Cumberland, PA 17070, USA 1943-03-04 New Cumberland Pennsylvania

Revisions

Date9 Jun 2017 14:02:31
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- MACR 5305;
- http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=2280

Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:35
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 5305 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database