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Memorial service for Tuskegee Airmen, 2LT Samuel G. Leftenant

Memorial service for Tuskegee Airmen, 2LT Samuel G. Leftenant

January 12, 2016

On April 12, 1945, while escorting bombers to Sankt Veit, Austria during World War II, two P-51 Mustangs piloted by 2nd Lt. James L. Hall Jr. and 2nd Lt. Samuel G. Leftenant (both Tuskegee Airmen) collided.

Hall bailed from his damaged P-51 before it crashed and became a prisoner of war. Leftenant was never seen again. He was reported "Missing-In-Action" on April 12, 1945 and was declared dead in 1946.  2nd Lt. Leftenant was posthumously awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart.

A full military honors memorial service for 2LT Samuel G. Leftenant will be held in Memorial Section K at the north end of the cemetery, on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM. The service is open to the public.


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