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Leonard Hunt Cushing Jr

Military

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Clyde Lewis crew.

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

Service

People

  • Clyde Lewis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On 1-Jan-44. B-17 42-40002 'Breezing Home' lost brake hydraulic pressure while taxiing and struck another parked B-17. RTD. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Units served with

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Born
Based Deenethorpe 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Hospitalised February 1944

Hospitalised UK - Pneumonia. RTD

Hospitalised January 1945 – May 1945

Hospitalised - Convalescent Hospital, ZI. Medically discharged .

Died Yakima County, WA 4 June 1989
Buried Tahoma Cemetery Yakima, Yakima County, WA 7 June 1989

Tahoma Cemetery
Yakima,
Yakima County, Washington

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