671st BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Leonard A. Zygiel

Airplane Armorer-Gunner,  36582062

Killed In Action - Sep 29, 1944

671st Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 22-Aug-1924, Michigan

Entered Military Service: From: Wayne County, Michigan

Buried: Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska, Plot: F, 0, 1145A

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry

A/C Information not Available. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Three planes, all from the 671st Bomb Sq (L), were knocked down, and almost simultaneously, at the target. All three were in the same flight. ... The third plane, piloted by Lt R.C. Morehouse with Staff Sergeants L.A. Ziegel and A.J. Burgess as gunners, did the same maneuver, diving and loosing altitude over the target. No chutes were seen to come from the last two planes.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 9276 and Mission # 149

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Interment Control Form
Interment Control Form
Rosters Of WW II Dead
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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