Babineau, Leo Joseph Edward, AMM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
AMM-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, AMM-0000, VPB-106 Wolverators
Service Years
1942 - 1945
AMM-Aviation Machinist's Mate

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Home Country
Canada
Canada
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mocton, Canada
Last Address
301 11th St SE
Washington, DC

Casualty Date
Jul 30, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
China
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

AMM2 Babineau was assigned to Crew number 7 of Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (VPB 106) flying in a Consolidated PB4Y-2 piloted by Lt. Joseph William Swiencicki tempraily based in Mindoro. On July 30, 1945, they were flying a mission over French Indochina. The plane never returned to base. The crew was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6038286

Distinguished Flying Cross
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class
Citation: The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class Leo J. E. Babineau (NSN: 6038286), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over China during the period 18 February 1945 to 24 May 1945. Aviation Machinist's Mate Second Class Babineau completed twenty flights in a combat area where enemy anti-aircraft fire was expected to be effective or where enemy aircraft patrols usually occurred. His conduct throughout has distinguished him among those performing duties of the same character.

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   

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 Duty Stations
VB-106 WolveratorsVPB-106 Wolverators
  1943-1944, AMM-0000, VB-106 Wolverators
  1944-1945, AMM-0000, VPB-106 Wolverators
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Georgia Campaign (1943)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Guinea Campaign (1943-44)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  WWII draft card
  Jan 26, 2019, General Photos1
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II Fallen
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
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