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Leo Earl Poundstone Jr




  • Arnold Burland

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner

  • Kalen Heath

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Aerial Gunner | 416th Bomb Group
    Heath's gravestone has his date of birth as 18 Sept 1924. EVERYTHING else (draft registration card, North Carolina birth index, SSI death file, etc...) has his date of birth as 24 Sept 1918. It would seem whomever ordered the gravestone transposed...

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  • Wethersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Planned in 1942 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Wethersfield was then supposed to be loaned to the RAF in 1943, but was re-allocated to the Ninth Air Force by the time it was complete. Built during 1943-44, it had three concrete runways, 49 loop...

  • Laon/Athies

    Military site : airfield

  • Melun

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Farmersville, IL 3 December 1922
Enlisted Peoria, Illinois 13 December 1941
First 416th BG Combat Mission Bagnoles, de-l'Orne, France 24 June 1944
Wounded In Action/Purple Heart Sinzig, Germany 16 January 1945

General Orders No. 26, 22 February 1945, Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster is awarded to wear with the Purple Heart to: 669th Bombardment Squadron (L), Leo E. Poundstone, O-749491, First Lieutenant, Air Corps, United States Army. For wounds received in action against an enemy of the United States on 16 January 1945, while serving as Pilot on an A-26 airplane on a combat operational mission over enemy occupied territory. Entered military service from Bement, Ill.

Final 416th BG Combat Mission Stod, Czech Republic 3 May 1945
Died Huntington Beach, CA 16 January 1989
Buried Riverside National Cemetery 20 January 1989

Riverside National Cemetery
Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
49B 5171


Date Contributor Update
16 March 2021 20:52:48 466thHistorian Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
15 March 2021 15:00:38 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations