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Leo C Lewis

Military

Leo C Lewis remained in the Air Force after the war, moving up to the rank of Major General in 1971. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flyng Cross with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with eight oak leaf clusters, Presidential Unit Citation Emblem with two oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters. He was a rated navigator and command pilot with more than 8,500 hours of flying time, including over 4,000 hours in jet aircraft.

Service

People

  • Leroy Kuest

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief | 94th Bomb Group
    Crew chief, maintaining B17s at Rougham. He met his wife, Margaret McCurdy, at a dance in London,and they were married in 1946, in Odessa, Washington. Throughout his life, Leroy helped to keep the history of the 94th Bomb Group alive by sharing his...

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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-37846 Lucky 13

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 20/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Rougham 9/10/43; sal 2/6/45. LUCKY 13.

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Events

Event Location Date
Born Pensacola, FL 24 April 1921
Enlisted February 1942
Retired 1974
Died Gulf Breeze, FL 21 July 2012

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2015 14:20:36 usxpat Changes to middlename, highest rank, biography, events and place associations
Sources

United States Air Force official biography
Obituary at Roselawn Funeral Home: http://www.roselawn-fh.com/

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2015 15:20:38 usxpat Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques

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