Leo J Didas

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  1. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  2. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Jaap.
    Little new here, just adding a little narrative and images to your great collection of links for Lt. Didas.

    2nd Lt Leo J Didas, 1922 to 1945, ASN: O-825417 (New York), KIA 02 January 1945. Original enlistment 23 Oct 1942, ASN: 12199519, https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record...6&tf=F&q=12199519&bc=sl&rpp=10&pg=1&rid=65166
    4 page MACR 11512 starts here https://www.fold3.com/image/46707650 for those with fold3 access; pretty well covered between Jaap's post and this one.
    Together we served page https://airforce.togetherweserved.c...pp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=142763

    Lt Didas' P-47D-11-RE-42-75435 “Itsie Bitsie” on this last mission.
    [1] P-47D-11-RE-42-75435 'Itsie Bitsie.JPG

    Overview: 2nd Lt Leo J Didas, 2 January 1945 mission. Crash location suggested near Habay-la-Neuve, Belgium 49°43'41.06"N, 5°38'45.76"E or 49.728072, 5.646044
    [2] Overview 2nd Lt Leo J Didas, 2 Jan 1945.jpg
    Loss statement by 2nd Lt John N Balog, O-716019 who observed Lt Didas crash.
    [3] MACR_11512_Page_4_42-75435_Loss statement.jpg
    Battle lines 1 January 1945. Note Siege of Bastogne 20 Dec 1944 to 17 Jan 1945.
    [4] 01 Jan 1945 GerWW2BattlefrontAtlas.jpg

    2nd Lt Leo J Didas, Headstone & Interment Record card
    [5] 2nd Lt Leo J Didas Headstone & Interment.jpg
    Interment Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial; Block C, Row 8, Grave 188
    [6] 2nd Lt Leo J Didas, O-825417.jpg
    Cenotaph St. Ann Cemetery in Hornell, Steuben County, New York
    [7] 2nd Lt Leo J Didas, O-825417, KIA 2 Jan 1945 Cenotaph, New York.jpg

    Sadly, no photos of 2nd Lt Leo J Didas were found.
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