Donald Vernon Leslie
17 Bomb Group, 37 Bomb Squadron
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World War II Honor Roll
Donald V. Leslie
First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # X-XXX697
37th Bomber Squadron, 17th Bomber Group, Medium
Entered the Service from: Oregon
Buried at: Plot K Row 33 Grave 36
Lorraine American Cemetery
St. Avold, France
Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
Did you know? On February 11 1944, flying B-26C 41-35056, 336BG 479BS
Mr. Leslie suffered engine failure and had to forceland 1.5 miles E of Atkins, LA.
Donald Vernon Leslie, center, others unknown
L-R: 1st Lt. Donald Vernon Leslie*, 1st Lt. Merle C. Mays*, 1st Lt. Joe Herbert
S/Sgt. Aldon V. Dancak*, S/Sgt. Hermon Corley, S/Sgt Wayne S. Netherland*
*Shot down 17 Dec 1944 along with S/Sgt. Preston J. Firl, S/Sgt. George L. Van Curen.
Three men died in the crash and three were taken prisoner.
Donald Vernon Leslie, top row, 4th from left