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Leonard E Acheson


KIS 28 May 1943 killed in a night training accident in B-24 #41-243097.

Nov 1942 B-24D-1-CO #41-23710 'Hares to Ya' had crash landing with no crew injured except McBride who had a flak wound to his leg. Plane is also listed as 'Here's to Ya'


Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 329th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24309

    B-24 Liberator
    Crashed at Mendham, Suffolk on a night training exercise. Aircraft burnt out. 9 crew killed, 3 survived.


Event Location Date
Killed in service 28 May 1943


Date Contributor Update
24 March 2020 18:24:08 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial # (2 places) in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.1 by Bishop & Hey p. 135, Ted's Travelling Circus p. 215-16 by C.. Stewart with crew picture p.215 and attack on plane p. 216 E