39th Bomb Group (VH)



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Unit Citation
and Awards

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Service Awards

with 3
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1st Lt Leonard W. Wasowicz

After the war, I returned to Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. and graduated in Liberal Arts.

I met a beautiful girl at a Thanksgiving dance, fell in love and married Delores Drake. We had Three sons, Marc, Eric, David and a daughter Laura. All three sons graduated from Northern Illinois University, and Laura graduated Rockford College. LAURA has a Masters from University Of Chicago. David a Masters from DePaul University.

I got into politics and was an elected official of River Grove for 20 years. I am now retired.

All my children are married and I have & seven grandchildren.

1st Lt Leonard W. Wasowicz
in position as Bombardier

Leonard W. Wasowicz took his final flight on 21 Oct 2006 at the age of 82 yrs. Entombment is Elmwood Mausoleum, River Grove, IL.

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Source: Len Wasowicz, Bombardier; Obit of Len Wasowicz found in the Chicago Sun-Tribune