Patrick Leo Leffler
Sgt 39291617 613th
1924 - 1944
Ball Turret Gunner aboard 42-31593 (Carrie B)
Ardennes cemetery, Belgium
Plot : A , Row : 33 , Grave : 56.
Patrick was born Sep 16, 1924, in Gallatin, Daviess, Missouri.
They later moved to Los Angeles, California
He enlisted at the Air Corps March 30, 1943.
In 1944 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
His last mission, Apr 20, 1944, Target: Bois Coquerel, France, no 3 engine was hit by flak.
About 3 or 4 minutes later A/C pulled up vertically , went into a dive to about 12,000 Feet and
He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal
In 1944, when Patrick died on the age of 19 he left behind his family :
His father, Walter Leffler, age 46
His mother, Ellen Leffler, age 41
Mission to Bois Coquerel, France, # 3 engine hit by flak,went into dive and exploded.
Crashed near Pont-Remy, France
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