Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

BRIGGS, LEON EARL

Sergeant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Tahlequah, Cherokee County. Mrs. Anna Lou Hullinger, Mother, Loop Rte., Tahlequah. Born April 28, 1925. Enlisted August 12, 1943. Decorations: Air Medal; Oak Leaf Cluster. Attended Tahlequah High School. Member First Baptist Church. Sailed for duty overseas in December, 1944. Served as Tail Gunner on B-17 Bomber; became member of "Caterpillar Club" for emergency parachute jump on his first mission. Died April 7, 1945, in action near Hannover, Germany.

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