TECHNICIAN FIFTH GRADE HERBERT ORVILLE LEAVITT; U.S. ARMY

September 6, 1921 (Ontario, Canada) – May 20, 1945; 24 years old; married to Jean Wiswall Leavitt; two daughters Linda and Gail
Last local address 7 Woodside Avenue, East Norwalk
Enlisted May 5, 1943
Service number: 31333954
100TH GENERAL HOSPITAL

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 an engineer at the City Ice Company before entering the Army two years ago, 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 available about this plane crash

TEC5 Leavitt is buried at Riverside Cemetery; Section 11, Plot 1.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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