1st Lt. Leonard B. Nulty, Jr. son of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Nulty, attended Frederick High School. Entered Air Corps in July, 1941, trained in Jeffeson Brks, Mo. Chanute Field, Ill, Montgomery, Ala., and Blythesville, Ark.; served in England, Italy, Rumania, Isle of Capri; was discharged. Awarded DFC with five Oak Leaf Clusters. Pres. Unit Citation, good Condust Medal, the Purple Heart.
Lt. Nulty's crew was flying the B-24 #42-50281 on a February 15, 1945 mission to bomb Matzleindorf (Vienna) Austria. Their ship was struck by heavy flak which knocked out two engines, and they headed for the Russian lines and bailed out over Lugoj, Romania. Three weeks later they returned to their unit.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 376th Bomb Group
Lt. Kellenbence enlisted at age 19 in 1942, and so was an unusually young, 22-year old bombardier on Lt. Leonard B. Nulty's crew in the B-24 #42-50281. On the February 15, 1945 mission to bomb Matzleindorf (Vienna) Austria, their ship was struck by...
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Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...
Military site : airfield
Chanute Field was established in 1917 as a training ground for pilots. After a brief closure at the end of the First World War, the airfield was designated a technical school and provided training for ground personnel during the Second World War.