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Wayne Whiteleather


S/Sgt Wayne Whiteleather in front of his enlisted man`s tent in the 757th Bomb Squadron area in 1944.


Lt Purman,Pilot and Co-pilot Jack Campbell checking out damages to their B-24 44-41161 after crash landing. It was not flyable, so they left in a B-17 for Italy.


S/Sgt Wayne Whiteleather, Ball Turret Gunner with Lt Purman's Crew along side their B-24 in 1944. S/Sgt Whiteleather is in the front row - second from left. Junior


Wayne B Whiteleather-S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner/ Asst.Radio Operator-September,1944 through may, 1945 in Crew of Lt Anthony E Purman,Jr

Back row:1st Lt Anthony E Purman,Jr - Pilot; 2nd Lt Jack M Campbell - Co-Pilot; 2nd Lt Bernard O Burns - Bombbardier; Lt Ross would occasionally fly with crew as navigator; S/Sgt John J Delaney - Waist Gunner,

Front row: S/Sgt Sidney S Rhum - Nose Gunner, Asst. Engineer; S/Sgt Wayne B Whiteleather - Ball Turret Gunner; S/Sgt Bart A Waits - Radio Operator; S/Sgt Raymond J Brisson - Tail Gunner; S/ Sgt Abraham Landsman - Engineer/Top Turret Gunner; Kirk Rapheal was listed in crew but not known if he flew missions with this crew as crew did not have a permanent navigator.


S/Sgt Wayne B Whiteleather, pokes his head out of the pilot's window of 44-41161

Wayne Whiteleather

S/Sgt Wayne B Whiteleather was assigned to the 459th BG 757th Squadron. He was from Salem OH


S/Sgt Wayne Whiteleather in front of his enlisted man`s tent in the 757th Bomb Squadron area in 1944.


Lt Purman,Pilot and Co-pilot Jack Campbell checking out damages to their B-24 44-41161 after crash landing. It was not flyable, so they left in a B-17 for Italy.


S/Sgt Wayne B Whiteleather, pokes his head out of the pilot's window of 44-41161

The following information on Wayne Whiteleather is gathered and extracted from military records. We have many documents and copies of documents, including military award documents. It is from these documents that we have found this information on S/Sgt Whiteleather. These serviceman's records are nowhere near complete and we are always looking for more material. If you can help add to Wayne Whiteleather's military record please contact us.

  Rank General Order Date Notes Award Ribbon & Device

Wayne Whiteleather

Cpl

4406

11/09/1944

 

AM

Air Medal (AM)

Wayne Whiteleather

Sgt

4896

12/07/1944

 

AM/1OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Wayne Whiteleather

Pfc

1173

03/06/1945

 

AM/2OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

Wayne Whiteleather

Pfc.

1173

03/06/1945

 

AM/3OLC

Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf Cluster (OLC)

  • Wayne B. Whiteleather Mission and History List PDF
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  • 9 Nov 1944 15th AF General Order # 4406 Air Medal 7 Dec 1944 15th AF General Order # 4896 Air Medal/Oak Leaf Cluster

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