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Willard Breen Lenton


Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 464th Fighter Squadron


  • 42-76371

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Ibsley

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1940-41 as a fighter base satellite for RAF Middle Wallop, Ibsley opened in 1941 when incomplete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 18 hardstandings plus 18 double pen dispersals, and two Bellman plus 12 blister hangars, after...


Event Location Date
Born Rochester, MN 2 August 1923

Son of Herbert Neal and Magdalene Cecelia [Breen] Lenton.

Enlisted 1 February 1943

Jefferson Barracks Missouri
Enlistment Date:
1 Feb 1943

Based Ibsley 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 29 December 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 27 January 1992
Buried Union Cemetery, Sumner, Jefferson County, WI February 1992

Union Cemetery
Sumner, Jefferson County, Wisconsin