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
     then exploded.

     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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