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Elmer N Leggett Jr.


Shot down 19 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102532, Prisoner of War (POW).



Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-102532

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-O] Framlingham 11/4/44; Missing in Action Berlin 19/5/44 with Dick Tannehill, Navigator: Bob Horst, Bombardier: Elmer Leggett, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Larry...


Event Location Date
Born Berkely, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 19 May 1944


Date Contributor Update
12 May 2020 21:12:12 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:54 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4935 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database