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Capt. Leonard Doolittle, 310th BG, 428th BS, MTO WWII

Italy

Leonard; 428th BS NAVIGATOR and became the 310th GROUP NAVIGATOR.

*****  "Air Medal & 7 Oak leaf Clusters"  *****

 Doolittle,Leonard N., Capt, navigator (0-790945) (appt Sq Nav 27 May 43)(242 Hazel St, New Haven CT)

(NARA - 11012119 DOOLITTLE#LEONARD#N# CT NEW HAVEN NEW HAVEN CT 40)

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946     ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 110121
NAME;  DOOLITTLE  LEONARD  NRESIDENCE: STATE  CONNECTICUT: COUNTY  NEW HAVEN
PLACE OF ENLISTMENT  NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT
DATE OF ENLISTMENT 14 Oct. 1940  GRADE:   Private   AC# Air Corps    SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL  Civil Life
NATIVITY;  CONNECTICUT    YEAR OF BIRTH 1918    RACE AND CITIZENSHIP   White, citizen
EDUCATION   4 years of high school    CIVILIAN OCCUPATION;  Undefined Code    MARITAL STATUS;  Single, without dependents 

Wednesday, 5 May 1943 (Leonard's First Mission)

428th BS Mission Summary:  (Ops Order ---/mission ---) Group Mission # 84:  By the fifth of May the Axis was indeed in dire straits.  We were prepared to go all out once again in low level sea sweeps to annihilate the evacuating force.  However, to minimize potential losses the flights of six were to make runs in elements of two.  If just one vessel were found, only one element would cross it.  The second two would stand by only if the first was unsuccessful.

            Just off the Egadi Islands they flushed a convoy of one medium merchant vessel and two small ones.  It was unescorted.  All three vessels were attacked and all three hit.  The largest sank immediately, another was sinking rapidly and the third was burning so furiously that its complete gutting could reasonably be assumed.  It was strictly a 428th mission and another feather in the unit’s Indian chief headdress.  Machine gun fire from the vessels was ineffective.

  A/C No. 1 aircraft unidentified (flight leader)

P Gshwandtner, Frank J. "Gish", Capt

CP Williams, Edwin W., 1Lt

N Doolittle, Leonard N., 1Lt

B Herold, Armin F., Jr., 1Lt

E None

R Martin, Robert J., S/Sgt

G Stage, Albert A., S/Sgt 

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Leonard Doolittle

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Leonard;

Leonard N. Doolittle
BRANCH OF SERVICE: U.S. Army Air Forces
HOMETOWN: New Haven, CT
HONORED BY: Raymond W. Doolittle, Brother

ACTIVITY DURING WWII
NAVIGATOR, B-25, NORTH AFRICA. DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS.

Leonard N Doolittle   Birth: Jan. 22, 1918    Death: Aug. 5, 1997

Family links:    Spouse: Elaine Phyllis Lasnas Doolittle (1921 - 2004)*   Burial: Forest Lawn East Cemetery
Weddington, Union County, North Carolina, USA

DOOLITTLE, LEONARD N    MAJ US ARMY AIR CORPS  WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/22/1918  DATE OF DEATH: 08/05/1997
BURIED AT:  FOREST LAWN EAST  3709 FOREST LAWN DRIVE MATTHEWS, NC 28105  
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Leonard N. Doolittle: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name:Leonard N. Doolittle  State of Issue:Wisconsin   Date of Birth:Tuesday January 22, 1918
Date of Death:Tuesday August 05, 1997   Est. Age at Death: 79 years, 6 months, 14 days
Confirmation: Verified   Last known residence:   City: Eureka Springs; Busch; Holiday Island   County: Carroll
State: Arkansas

Leonard's wife; Elaine P Doolittle 1921-2004

Conn.

Leonard and Elaine Doolittle

The Hartford Courant
Hartford, Connecticut
Publication Date: Mar/14/2004)
Elaine Phyllis (Lasnas) Doolittle

DOOLITTLE, Elaine Phyllis (Lasnas)

Mrs. Elaine Phyllis (Lasnas) Doolittle, 82, of Charlotte, NC, died
Wednesday, (March 10, 2004) at Presbyterian Hospital in Matthews. Graveside services
will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn East Cemetery. Mrs. Doolittle
was born on April 19, 1921, in New Haven, daughter to the late Hawken Lasnas
and Amelia Klinkhammer Lasnas.

She was married to the late Leonard N. Doolittle. Elaine loved to play golf
and was the Lady's Club Champion in Eureka Springs, AR and retired as a
senior buyer for Pratt and Whitney Air Craft in East Hartford.

Survivors include, sons, Robert Doolittle and wife, Priscilla, of Windsor,
James Doolittle and wife, Judy, of Charlotte; brother, Harold Ley, of
Broadalbin, NY, sister, Margaret Gagliardi, of Hamden; brother-in-law, Raymond
Doolittle, of Pitman, NJ; grandchildren, Jon and Andrea Montano, of Charlotte,
James Jr. and Karen Doolittle, of Granby, Paul and Robert Doolittle, Jr., of
Windsor, Allison Doolittle, of New York, NY, Ryan and Kevin Doolittle, of
Charlotte; great-grandchildren, Tyler and James Doolittle III, both of
Granby. 

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