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Vorba, Leonard Fred


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:41:03

Vorba, Leonard Fred

Traer, IA

Serial No: 17097411

Born: Aug 15, 1919

Parents: Fred W. Vorba and Agnes Vorba

Entered Army: Feb 2, 1943, AAF

Training in US: Sioux Falls, SD; Yuma, AZ; El Paso, TX; San Antonio, TX; Jefferson Barracks, MO; Pine Bluff, AR

Left for Overseas: Bangor, ME on Aug 8, 1944; arrived Valley Wales on Aug 19, 1944. Assigned 485th Bomb Grp, 83rd Bomb Sq.

Sent to Front: Flew 1st mission Sep 5, 1944

Engagements: Flew 35 missions over Europe, Southern France, Rome-Arno, Air Combat Balkans, Rhineland, France, Po Valley, Central Europe, Sep 5, 1944 to Apr 5, 1945.

Medals-Ribbons: 8 Bronze Stars for European Theater of Operations Campaign Ribbon, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Returned to US: Naples, Italy on May 5, 1945; arrived Boston, MA on May 15, 1945

Discharged: Jefferson Barracks, MO on Jul 23, 1945

Rating: T/Sgt.

Months in Service: In US, 20; overses, 9

Present Occupation: Farming

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: His parents are buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA. Buckingham Cem. can be viewed online.


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