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Liscomb Leon Stanley

Monuments

King Size monument

 

Name:
Leon Stanley  Liscomb
Rank:
Staff Sergeant
Serial Number:
32940809
Unit:
565th Bomber Squadron, 389th Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1945-01-02
State:
New York
Cemetery:
Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira, Chemung Co
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air medal with three oak leaf clusters
Comments:

Born 3 July 1923 in Saranac Lake, New York, Liscomb was the left waist gunner of the B-24 ôKing Size, 42-50612, which took off from Hethel Airbase in England on a mission to bomb an industrial zone in Wahlen-Kall, Germany. After successfully dropping their bombs, the King Size was attacked by German fighters and went into a spin and started burning. This caused them to fall behind their formation, and they were attacked again and crashed. Of the crew of nine, only two survived. Liscomb was likely the first to bail out of the plane. Wounded, he was immediately caught by German troops and taken to a Hospital in Bitburg, Germany. He was killed when the barracks he was in were bombed by allied planes on 2 January 1945. Initially buried in Moetsch, his remains were then moved to Luxembourg, and finally repatriated to New York.