39th Bomb Group (VH)

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1st Lt Leon Tomberg

Bombardier's Badge

Entered the Service from: New York
Died: May 24, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

Photo courtesy of Rick Paquette
Son of Airplane Commander


August 2001

Tomberg is listed as bombardier on Crew 50 at the time of Stateside Departure March/April 1945. According to a phone conversation with
Lewis Howard, Tail Gunner, who was not on the 23 24 May 1945 night raid with his crew, 1st Lt Robert Morton, the crew's regular bombardier was injuried during the 14 May 1945 mission to Nagoya and was left at Iwo Jima.

Since Crew 52 was in need of a bombardier that accounts for why Leon Tomberg was on this crew.

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