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LeBlanc Francis Paul

Monuments

B24 crash

Name:
Francis Paul LeBlanc
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Serial Number:
31319129
Unit:
786th Bomber Squadron, 466th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1958-10-17
State:
Maine
Cemetery:
Holy Cross Cemetery, LIvermore Fallls, Maine
Plot:
Row:
Grave:
Decoration:
Air Medal, POW Medal
Comments:

Born 29 March 1923 From Franklin County, Maine Son of Edward L. LeBlanc and Marie Louise Ouellette LeBlanc. Brother of Louise, Diana, and Theresa LeBlanc His mother later married Albon "Abbe" Despres. Radio Operator of the B-24 Liberator 41-29371 “Crippled Bitch” that took off from Station 120 Attlebridge in Norfolk, UK on a mission to bomb the airfield at Bretigny-sur-Orge in France. The plane was hit by flak before it had released its bombs. The flaming plane was partially evacuated before it disintegrated in an in-flight explosion at 20,000 feet at around 7:30 pm. LeBlanc was taken as a POW to Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow LeBlanc died in Livermore Falls, Androscoggin County, Maine