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06.04.1943 79th FG/86th FS P-40 Serial unknown 1st Lt Ober N Leatherman Location: Wadi Akarit Tunisia +
Mission: Attack on Wadi Akarit Tunisia

Date: 6
th April 1943

Unit: 79
th FG/86th FS

Type: P-40 Kittyhawk

Serial No. Unknown

Coded: Unknown

Location: Wadi Akarit Tunisia

Pilot: 1
st Lt Obern Leatherman


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Shot down by enemy ground fire while on a mission near the Wadi Akarit in southern Tunisia. Burial was made by enemy forces who placed a bent propeller blade at the head of his grave as a marker. The wreckage of his P-40 can been seen in the back ground of the above photo.


P-40 Aircraft from Uber’s squadron undergoing maintenance in Libya.

Burial Details:

Ober N Leatherman (Photo John Evans)
First buried in the western desert, later reinterred in the USA in his home town cemetery in Ohio.

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