Leonard Ponder

Military

Flew 15 missions from December 1943 to 22 March 1944, first mission to Berlin, shot up over target in B-24 #42100306 'War Goddess. ' Landed on Gotland Island in Baltic Sea. Interned in Sweden for 16 months. Service dates: November 1942 to November 1945. [Documents accompany database form] 20 November 1943 accident in B24 ÒStormy WeatherÓ #41-29160 on a local formation flight. All 11 on board returned.

AM w/ 2 OLC/ EAME/ American Campaign/ WW II VM

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Units served with

A flight of B-24 Liberators of the 446th Bomb Group fly in formation above the clouds.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 446th Bomb Group 704th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fulton County, Georgia 1922-07-27

Other

Interned (INT)

Germany 1944-03-22

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:34
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3337 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / self, Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & Page 378, in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45); The 446 Revisited, pg 233