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Leslie Ashton Lennox Jr

Military

Service

People

  • Dale Avers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Charles Cappellino

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Paul Facteau

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 336BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Holzwickede 23-Mar-45. Mid air collision with B-17 44-8754, crashed Campsea Ash, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 16126 Awards: PH.

  • Marion Makarewicz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Frank Marcera

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • George Marks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Robert O'Neal

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Arden Quesinberry

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Togglier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Paul Tucci

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • David Tyrrell

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97194 Good Pickin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Presque Is 11/3/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-O] Horham 11/3/44; with G.M. Jackman force landed B-53 Merville, Belg., 10/5/45; with Lt Henderson force landed A-70 Laon, France 20/5/45; 114m Returned to the USA...

  • 42-102455 'Lucky Lady' 'Screaming Eagle'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Gt Falls 6/3/44; Cheyenne 4/4/44; Hunter 18/4/44; Grenier 5/5/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 8/5/44 LUCKY LADY; with H.E. Hansen force landed B-58 Melsbroek, Bel 6/2/45; with G.T. Purdy force landed A-96 Toul-Ochey,...

  • 42-106993

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Kearney 22/1/44; Grenier 25/2/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-P/W] Horham 13/3/44; with J. M. Bastion; Co-pilot Frank Puckett Barbour; force landed France 22/6/44; with J.E. Hamilton force landed RAF Bentwaters, Sfk 6/10/44;121m...

  • 42-31410 Berlin Bessie, I Dood It

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/10/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-G] Horham 1/1/44; flak damage Berlin 6/10/44 with Lester Lennox, Co-pilot: Bob McCoy (2 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Bill Tate, Bombardier: Dick White, Flight engineer/top turret...

  • 42-97232 'G.I. Issue' 'Government Property' 'Sandy's Refueling Boys'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/44; Kearney 24/2/44; Grenier 8/3/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-O] Horham 12/3/44 GOVERNMENT PROPERTY; 88m, Missing in Action Stuttgart 16/12/44 with Harry Coffman, Co-pilot: Len Beadle, Navigator: Tom Reid, Bombardier: Neil Vediner...

  • 43-38106 Starduster

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Hunter 15/7/44; Grenier 23/7/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-E] Horham 25/7/44; with J.L. Walker force landed Paris, Fr. 5/9/44;81m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45;...

  • 43-38333 Heavy Date

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Horham 12/8/44; with C.E. Willis force landed A-82 Rouvres, Fr 20/2/45; 73m, crash landed base with ?, non op 6/5/45; ditched North Sea with Roger Sundin 26/5/45....

  • 43-39037 Little Joe

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-T] Horham 12/12/44; 58m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 24/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14...

Missions

  • 662

    3 October 1944

  • 665

    5 October 1944

  • 667

    6 October 1944

  • 682

    18 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 700

    4 November 1944

  • 704

    6 November 1944

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Waterbury, CT 11 October 1923
Lived in Providence, RI June 1942

160 Broad Street

Enlisted Providence, RI 14 November 1942
95th BG Combat Record Horham Airfield, UK 3 October 1944 – 14 March 1945

33 combat missions

Combat Mission Berlin, Germany 6 October 1944

While on his 3rd combat mission, the aircraft he was flying B-17 #42-31410 was damaged by flak. All the crew except Lennox and the co-pilot bailed out and were captured. They were able to return to base where the a/c was repaired, but never flew combat again. Lennox picked up a new crew and finished his tour

Died Fort Worth, TX 18 December 2012

Leslie A. Lennox Jr., 89, a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Leslie was born Oct. 11, 1923, in Waterbury, Conn. He was raised in Pubnico/Lower Argyle, Nova Scotia, Canada, returning to the U.S. in 1942 to join the Army Air Corps. Soon after, he met his future wife, Marjorie, the love of his life. After attending Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force where he earned his wings. As a World War II pilot, he proudly flew 35 missions in the European theater. In his military career, he was fortunate to fly the B-17, B-24, B-25, B-36, and B-52, among others. Les and Marge embarked on the journey of a lifetime, traveling the world, raising five children and making it their life mission to instill in them a foundation of integrity, inspiring a love of family, a love of country and a love of learning. Leslie retired from the U.S. Air Force at Carswell AFB where he and Marge continued to raise the family. He lived a wonderful life. Son, Steven Kent Lennox; and his wife of 66 years, Marjorie Gertrude Lennox, preceded him in death. Survivors: Children, Judith (Frank) Sabatini, Scott Lennox, Christy Lennox, and Cindy (Butch) Allen; grandchildren, James Hopson, Andrea (Trent) Grens and Trad (Ashley) Blaha; and great-grandchildren, Ashton and Teagan Blaha, and Christian and Kiefer Grens.

Buried Fort Worth, TX 21 December 2012

Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2020 03:04:01 466thHistorian Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/5503
https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/131

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2020 01:04:26 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, events, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=26947553...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=8939&h=6975031&...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=61843&h=8248336...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102448847/leslie-ashton-lennox

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:43 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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