Leo Edward “Ed” Dunaway was born on July 9, 1919, in Claremore, Oklahoma. He was the son of Frank Cecil Dunaway and Ora Irene Jones Dunaway.
Leo served in the 407th Bomber Squadron, 92nd Bomber Group, Heavy, as a Second Lieutenant and Co-Pilot on the B17 #42-30821 'The Sweetest One' during World War II. He was Killed in Action on November 13, 1943, when his plane crashed near the village of Burton Dassett in England during a mission to Bremen. All ten airmen on board were killed. 2Lt Dunaway is now buried in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom. He also has a cenotaph located in Jones IOOF Cemetery, Jones, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA.