Leonard Preston Lambert JrMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
Photo taken 14 July 2014, Laurie Atkins
Joined Sqd 3/14/44. Killed in Action (KIA) 4/21/44 (Hamm). Pilot:Havens.
Killed when Pappy’s Chillun, B-24H #42-29418, crashed during assembly. ”It was the opinion of the investigating board that the airplane picked up too much ice, was forced into a stall, and from there into a spin, when it fell apart.” (44thbombgroup.com) The main body of the aircraft still lies in the lake at Taverham Mill. On 21 April 2001, 57 years after the crash, a memorial was dedicated on the property.
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Units served with
|Lamesa, TX 79331, USA||16 May 1925|
|Abilene, TX, USA||2 November 1942|
|Taverham Mill Lakes||21 April 1944|
|Plot C Row 5 Grave 17|
Added a "#" and a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Find A Grave Memorial# 56291575
Personal recollection and information: http://forum.armyairforces.com/quotTurnip-TermitequotquotPappy39s-Chill…
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