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William C Leep



Units served with

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 86th Fighter Group

    86th Fighter Group

    The Group was constituted as 86th Bombardment Group (Light) on 13-Jan 1942, and activated on 10 Feb 1942. It was redesignated 86th Bombardment Group (Dive) in Sep 1942, 86th Fighter-Bomber Group in Aug 1943, and 86th Fighter Group in May 1944. ...

  • 526th Fighter-Bomber Squadron

Associated Place


Event Location Date
Born Wyandotte County, Kansas 1920
Lived in Shawnee, Kansas 1940
Enlisted Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 6 August 1940
Died in the vicinity of Falcognana,, Italy 28 January 1944
Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Plot H Row 9 Grave 27


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