Pickens, Leonard, ARM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
ARM-0000-Aviation Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Radioman
Primary Unit
1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
Service Years
- 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
Tailhook
ARM-Aviation Radioman

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
New Concord

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Pacific
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon



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 Ribbon Bar
Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars

 
 Duty Stations
(ARM) Aviation Radioman SchoolAviation Free Gunnery SchoolNAS WildwoodNAS Oceana, VA
VB-13USS Franklin (CV-13)
  1942-1942, ARM-0000, (ARM) Aviation Radioman School
  1942-1942, ARM-0000, Aviation Free Gunnery School
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, NAS Wildwood
  1943-1944, ARM-0000, NAS Oceana, VA
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, VB-13
  1944-1944, ARM-0000, USS Franklin (CV-13)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Sibuyan Sea
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Cape Engano
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
VB-13
CURTISS SB2C-3C HELLDIVER
PILOT:  LTJG Marshall D. Barnett
CREWMAN:  ARM3c  Leonard Pickens


THEIR AIRCRAFT WAS SHOT DOWN BY ANTI-AIRCRAFT FIRE ON
25 OCTOBER 1944, DURING THE BATTLE OF THE SIBUYAN SEA.


USS FRANKLIN (CV-13)

   
Comments/Citation
Memorialized at: Manila American Cemetery
Location: Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
   
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