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2LT Leland "Kent" Horne
479th FG - 435th FS - 8th AF
KIA in a mid-air collision while on a combat mission 19 June 1944



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 435th Fighter Squadron


  • Leland Horne

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Biography - Kent was born in Almo, Idaho. He was the last and 8th child of John T and Roxie Jane Horne. He was a young man with hopes and dreams which just lasted 23 short years. ...


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