668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Sgt. LeRoy J. Grzona

Gunner,  36816710

Killed In Action - Mar 28, 1945

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: about 1925, Wisconsin

Entered Military Service: From: Wisconsin

Buried: Lorraine American Cemetery, St Avold, France, Plot K Row 35 Grave 15

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry     Overseas American Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission Memorial, Certificate
Fields of Honor Database

A/C Last Sighted. Aircraft last seen to enter clouds near target.

One plane, with a crew of F/O H.G. Gunkel and Sergeant L.J. Grzona, disappeared from the formation and is unaccounted for. The crew is listed as MIA. It was last seen going through the overcast at the start of the bomb run.
(416th BG History 1945)

The A/C crashed into the forest near the small village of Schoenaich, Germany. The remains of the two killed crew member [Gunkel and Grzona] were buried in the cemetery in Siegendorf, the next little village.
(Per German researcher Norbert Vollmann)

See also MACR 13520 and Mission # 256

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
1940 US Census
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
Rosters Of WW II Dead
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
American Battle Monuments Commission Certificate

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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