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Leslie S Birleson

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 341st Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-2969

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 366BS/305BG Syracuse 17/9/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; en route Maison Blanche, via Gibraltar 17/11/42, with Clark Garber, Co-pilot: Josh Kaplan, Navigator: John Roysden, Bombardier: Les Birleson*,...

Events

Event Location Date
Died 17 November 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2020 23:29:47 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Added a connection to A/C 42-2969 mentioned in the "Summary biography" of the A/C.

Date Contributor Update
02 January 2020 23:28:03 jmoore43 Changes to nickname and role
Sources

Added a Role/job, a nickname and a connection to A/C 42-2969 mentioned in the "Summary biography" of the A/C.

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 12:28:59 Lucyd Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, highest rank, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/node/538873#.Vm61cb9c_tE

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