September 6, 1921 (Ontario, Canada) – May 20, 1945; 24 years old
Married to Jean Wiswall Leavitt (1921-2011)
Two daughters, Linda (1941-?) and Gail (1942-2010).
Last local address: 7 Woodside Avenue, East Norwalk
Enlisted May 5, 1943
Service number: 31333954
Unit: 100th General Hospital
Born to Hebert W. (1886-1956) and Laura A. Palmer Leavitt (1890-1984). Sisters Marion I. Leavitt Cook (1910-1990), Avis R. (1914-1987), Edith G. Leavitt Girouard (1919-1981), and Lillian Leavitt Doulens (1927-present). Brothers Cleveland W. (1909-1990), Lloyd C. (1916-1985), and Lawrence E. (1934-present).
From The Norwalk Hour June 4, 1945
Corporal Herbert O. Leavitt of the Army Medical Corps was killed on May 20 in an airplane crash at Bar-le-Duc, France, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Leavitt of 5 Woodside Avenue, have been informed by the War Department. Corporal Leavitt had been overseas for 13 months and was employed as an engineer at the City Ice Company before entering the Army two years ago, he is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Jean Leavitt of New Milford, and two daughters, Linda and Gail. No details of the accident in which he was killed were contained in the War Department communication.
Note: little to no information is available about this plane crash.
From The Norwalk Hour October 26, 1948
The remains of Corporal Herbert O. Leavitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. LEavitt, 5 Woodside Avenue, will arrive in Norwalk on Wednesday at 12:30 P.M. In addition to his parents, Corporal Leavitt is survived by his wife, who has since remarried, Mrs. Jean Giddings; and two daughters, Linda and Gail, all of California; four sisters, Mrs. Marion Cook Mrs. Avis Chaney, Mrs. Edith Girouard and Mrs. Lillian Doulens and three brothers, Lloyd, Lawrence and Cleveland, all of this city. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Ganung Funeral Home. Rev Nelson R. Pearson, rector of Grace Episcopal Church, will officiate. Interment will take place in the American Legion Plot in Riverside Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded to the deceased. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 10 P.M.
TEC5 Leavitt is buried at Riverside Cemetery; 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut; Section 11, Plot 1. Photo by webmaster.