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Lt. LEO GRZESK - KIA


Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review March 16, 1945


Leo Henry Grzesk Full military honors will be accorded Lt. Leo Henry Grzesk of the army air forces at funeral services held Monday afternoon. It was announced today by officials of Byron Cox post of the American Legion, following receipt of a telegram that the body of Lt. Grzesk would arrive in Crawfordsville Sunday morning. The telegram was received by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Coons, 409 East Jefferson Street, who asked that the Legion conduct the services. According to the message, which was sent by Mt. Homme, Idaho, air base authorities, the body will reach Crawfordsville over the Monon at 12:56 a.m. Sunday morning. It will be taken to the Proffitt and Sons mortuary where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery. The young airman, a navigator on a B-24 bomber, was killed near Denio, Oregon during a combat training flight. Wreckage of the plane was sighted by the Home authorities after a 3-day search. Lt. Grzesk, age 21, who attended Crawfordsville HS and Wabash College where he made an outstanding record in scholarship, had been in service with the army air forces two years. He was sent to the Mt. Home base recently for advanced training. Lt. Grzesk left on the combat flight March 2 and was scheduled to return to base March 3. He was a native of Crawfordsville and was reared at the home of his grandparents. In 1941, he attended the Hoosier Boys' State of the American Legion in Indianapolis. = kbz


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