Leslie D Algee

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 42-39996 'Boston Bombshell' while serving as Nose Gunner/ Toggelier. Aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed near Marzhausen/Hebenshausen, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boston Bombshell
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 322nd Bomb Squadron

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Event Location Date Description

Born

Prescott, Arizona

Other

Killed in Action (KIA)

Hebenshausen, 37249 Neu-Eichenberg, Germany 1944-08-16 Killed when aircraft was attacked by German figthers and crashed near Marzhausen/Henbeshausen, Germany.

Buried

Fort Scott, KS 66701, USA Originally buried by the Germans in the cemetery of Hebenshausen, Germany. After the war his remains were recovered and re-interred for a time at the Ardennes American Cemetery. After the war his remains and those of the CP F/O Cater and E/TTG Sgt Beach were repatriated for Group Burial at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott, Kansas

Revisions

Date17 Dec 2014 19:01:25
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 17-Dec-2014. Corrected typo in biography.

Date17 Dec 2014 19:00:31
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 17-Dec-2014. Added SN, KIA event and BS association per MACR 8179. Added Burial event and crafted biography per "Losses of the 9th & 9th Air Forces" Satn Bishop & John A. Hey MBE; BS association of this crew member based on MACR 8179 while BS association of aircraft is based on Roger A. Freeman, David Osborne and Bihop & Hey. COMBINATION of data from duplicate entry. Place of Birth in this record is taken as correct (See original sources of data ingest below).

Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8179