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Leland K Henslee


Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into North Sea in P-38 #42-68126



Units served with

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


Event Location Date
Born Winters, TX 79567, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 18 April 1944
Buried Texas, USA


Date Contributor Update
13 February 2018 15:26:42 Lucy May Changes to service number, role, biography, events and place associations

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4062, King's Cliffe Memorial Edition / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:24 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 4062 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database