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Capt Leon Klinghoffer

Discussion in '93rd BG - Hardwick' started by Darin Scorza, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Darin Scorza

    Darin Scorza New Member

    Does anyone have any information on Leon Klinghoffer in the 93rd?

    Going through the 755BS (458BG) records, I found the attached PDF sending personnel home after their tour was complete. I do not show his name in any other 458th documents that I currently have.

    I am not sure if this is the same man that was murdered on the Achille Lauro in 1985, but the Wiki page on him says he was a navigator in the 93BG.

    Not sure how he would have come to the 458th, but if anyone has any info I would surely appreciate it.


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  2. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    This page has "a" 2nd Lt Leon Klinghoffer in the 389th BG. It makes reference to the Achille Lauro also. Odd....


    Update, this link; http://findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=3382074
    seems to say that the Leon (Clifford) Klinghoffer who was killed the theAchille Lauro not a navigator or officer,
    "During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as an airplane and engine mechanic from May 1942 until his honorable discharge in January 1944."
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2016
  3. Darin Scorza

    Darin Scorza New Member

    Interesting, but adding more confusion...

    The 755BS record shows no middle initial (not uncommon), but neither do many references to Leon Klinghoffer in web searches. Even his gravestone shows his name as "Leon Klinghoffer": http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8692.

    Thanks RSwank!
  4. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

    Darin I found this article,


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  5. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

  6. Darin Scorza

    Darin Scorza New Member

    So it appears that Leon Klinghoffer, the Ploesti veteran, was the one who came to the 458th (still not sure how); and that Leon Klinghoffer who was murdered on the Achille Lauro was an EM. I wonder where he served. This clears it up, but the whole middle name thing still bothers me a bit.

    Thanks guys!
  7. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

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