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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Lieutenant
Service Years
- 1951
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Home State
Mississippi
Lieutenant Lieutenant
Naval Aviator Wings


Location
Mississippi
Location of Interment
Brandon Cemetery - Brandon, Mississippi
Feb 14, 1951
Service to 1951
VB-13
VB-13
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944 - 1945
Navy Cross
Criteria
The Navy Cross may be awarded to any person who, while serving with the Navy or Marine Corps, distinguishes himself in action by extraordinary heroism not justifying an award of the Medal of Honor.... More
Comments
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant, Junior Grade Leo Densel Broach (NSN: 0-173735), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary ... More
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Luzon operation December 12, 1944 ? April 1, 1945
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Battle of Iwo Jima February 15 - March 16, 1945
1945
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Invasion of Okinawa Gunto Operation March 17 - June 30, 1945
1945
Battle for Liberation of Manila
Description
Terrible bloodbath and total devistation of the city after three years Japanese occupation.
1945 - 1945
Iwo Jima Operation
Description
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the Japane... More
1945 - 1945
Okinawa Gunto Operation
Description
The Battle of Okinawa, codenamed Operation Iceberg. was fought on the Ryukyu Islands of Okinawa and was the largest amphibious assault in the Pacific War of World War II. The 82-day-long battle lasted... More
1945 - 1945
USS Franklin (CV-13)
USS Franklin (CV-13)
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944 - 1945
Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Description
On December 15, 1944, landings against minimal resistance were made on the southern beaches of the island of Mindoro, a key location in the planned Lingayen Gulf operations, in support of major landin... More
1944 - 1945
NAS Oceana, VA
NAS Oceana, VA
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1944 - 1944
American Campaign Medal
Criteria
The American Campaign Medal was awarded for For thirty days service outside the Continental United States but within the American Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946; or,... More
Description
Description Pending
1944
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi... More
Description
Battle of Leyte Gulf October 10 - November 29, 1944
1944
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
Description
Description Pending
1944
Battle of Leyte Gulf
Description
The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is generally considered to be the largest naval battle of World War II ... More
1944 - 1944
Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
Description
The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was an offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Paci... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Cape Engano
Description
he battle of Cape Engano (25 October 1944) was a one-sided American victory that saw Admiral Halsey's 3rd Fleet sink four Japanese aircraft carriers, but at the same time exposing the invasion shippin... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Sibuyan Sea
Description
Around 08:00 on 24 October, the Center Force was spotted entering the Sibuyan Sea and attacked by VF-20 squadron F6F-5 Hellcat fighters, VB-20 SB2C-3 Helldiver dive bombers, and VT-20 Avenger torpedo ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Guam
Description
Guam, ringed by reefs, cliffs, and heavy surf, presents a formidable challenge for an attacker. But despite the obstacles, on 21 July, the Americans landed on both sides of the Orote peninsula on the ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Philippine Sea
Description
The Battle of the Philippine Sea (June 19–20, 1944) was a major naval battle of World War II that eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier actions. It took place ... More
1944 - 1944
Battle of Peleliu
Description
The Battle of Peleliu, codenamed Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Theater of World War II, from September–November 1944 on the island... More
1944 - 1944
Formosa Air Battle
Description
The Formosa Air Battle took place between October 10 and 20, 1944, off the eastern coasts of the Ryukyu Islands, Formosa, and Luzon. It was fought by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service and the app... More
1944 - 1944
NAS Wildwood
NAS Wildwood
Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Comments
Comments Pending
Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
1943 - 1944

 
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