Leroy G Chappell

Military

Object Number - UPL 27221 - Crew D34 , 339th Squadron, 96th Bomb Group Front Row L - R 1st Lt. Richard F. Lemanski Pilot, 2nd Lt Edward L. Garney Co Pilot, 2nd Lt....

Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-800904
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Hangabuck, Connecticut, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 8 March 1944

Revisions

Date7 Apr 2017 10:27:54
Sources

Valerie Lemanski Holley Collection

Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:41
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3426 / MACR 3426, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; Snetterton Falcons, page 98 & 118 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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