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Leonard Ponder

Military

Flew 15 missions from December 1943 to 22 March 1944, first mission to Berlin, shot up over target in B-24 #42100306 'War Goddess. ' Landed on Gotland Island in Baltic Sea. Interned in Sweden for 16 months. Service dates: November 1942 to November 1945. [Documents accompany database form] 20 November 1943 accident in B24 ÒStormy WeatherÓ #41-29160 on a local formation flight. All 11 on board returned.

AM w/ 2 OLC/ EAME/ American Campaign/ WW II VM

Service

Units served with

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 704th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fulton County, Georgia 27 July 1922
Interned (INT) Germany 22 March 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3337 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / self, Roll of Honor, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces & Page 378, in the book 2ND AIR DIVISIONby Turner Publishing Company, 1998 edition (D790.A2S45); The 446 Revisited, pg 233

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