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SEAMAN JOSEPH LEINDECKER

Age 19
Seaman First Class - United States Navy Air Corps

Seaman Leindecker was reported missing on a routine training flight from the Naval Air School at Jacksonville, FL. He had been training as a radio operator. He received his boot camp training at Great Lakes and went from there to the naval station at Memphis before being transferred to Jacksonville.

PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs.W. H. Leindecker, 643 Ferguson, Wood River
FAMILY: Brother - Pvt. James Leindecker was in the Army-Air Force and also stationed in
Florida
Sister - Miss Margaret Leindecker

He is a graduate of EAWRCHS and was employed by a construction firm here between his graduation and his induction into the Navy on May 1, 1943