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Weaver, Leonard J.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/9/2007 at 16:45:26

Weaver, Leonard J.

San Diego, CA

Serial No: 0-711101

Born: Feb 15, 1918

Parents: Peter P. Weaver and Rose Weaver

Entered Army: Feb 5, 1942, AAF

Training in US: Tulsa, OK; San Antonio, TX; Sikeston, MO; Winfield, KS; Pampa, TX; Ft. Worth, TX; Casper, WY

Left for Overseas: From New York on Aug 11, 1944; arrived Liverpool, England on Aug 22, 1944. Assigned 484th Bomb. Grp., 826th Bomb. Sqdn., 15th Air Force.

Engagements: Rome-Arno, Sep 4, 1944 to Mar, 1945; South France, Sep 10-14, 1944; North France, Sep 10-14, 1944; Combat Balkans, Sep 10 to Dec 31, 1944; Germany Campaign, Sep 15, 1944 to May 1, 1945; North Appennines, Po Valley.

Wounded: In knee, not serious; in left arm, have partial paralysis of ulnar nerve.

Hospitalized Overseas: 34th Field Hospital, 20 days; 26th Genl Hosp., 7 days, lacerations; 45th Gen. Hosp. for evacuation.

Medals-Ribbons: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Returned to US: Evacuated by air from Naples. Arrived Miami, FL.

Discharged: Fitzsimmons Gen. Hosp., Oct 4, 1947. Rating: Capt.

Months in Service: In US, 56; overseas, 11

Present Occupation: Real estate broker.

(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 is online.


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