John Reuben Leach Jr.
2nd Lt 0-690118 612th
1916 - 1944
Co-Pilot aboard 42-39943 (Lassie Come Home)
Ardennes cemetery, Belgium
Plot : B , Row : 38 , Grave : 6.
John was born on Aug 12, 1916
He graduated in 1940 from Colorado State College and received his wings and a commission
at Ellington Field, Houston Tex
In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG.
His last mission, May 7, 1944, Target: Berlin, the plane was hit by fighters.
A/C dropped down and back from its position, No 2 engine feathered and crashed east of Celle, Germany.
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal.
In 1944, when John died on the age of 27 he left behind his family :
His father, John Leach
His mother, Cora Lee Leach
His sister, Doris Leach
His brother, Maurice Leach
His brother, Max Leach
His brother, David Leach
His wife, Katherine Stewart Leach
Mission to Berlin, germany, Crashed near Langlingen, Germany
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