GARY P LEACH
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

GARY PAUL LEACH

WALL NAME

GARY P LEACH

PANEL / LINE

20W/58

DATE OF BIRTH

05/30/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/27/1969

HOME OF RECORD

COLUMBUS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Franklin

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

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LEFT FOR GARY PAUL LEACH
POSTED ON 3.21.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Gary Leach, Thank you for your service as a Navigator, Electronic Warfare Officer. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Happy Spring! For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 3.9.2019
POSTED BY: THOMAS BARDSLEY

My great navigator school friend

I still think about you after 50 years.
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POSTED ON 10.11.2018

Final Mission of 1LT Gary P. Leach

On July 27 1969, a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52D Stratofortress strategic bomber (#56-0630) from the 17th Bomb Wing, 4133rd Bomb Wing, Strategic Air Command, crashed into the Pacific Ocean following the failure of the starboard wing after takeoff from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. All eight personnel aboard were killed. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander MAJ Edward W. Wyatt, co-pilot CAPT John A. Albasio, radar navigator CAPT Donald J. Maccio, navigator CAPT Edward A. Miskowski, electronic warfare officer (EWO) 1LT Gary P. Leach, and gunner TSGT Clinton E. Tibbetts. The two other U. S. Air Force personnel reportedly on board the aircraft were LTC Robert H. Barr and TSGT Richard Piskula. The wing loss occurred about the time the nose wheel left the ground during takeoff. Eyewitness accounts reported that the plane continued momentarily in level flight, then made a violent bank below the sight of the cliff at the end of the runway, crashing into the ocean. Aircraft commander CAPT Wyatt attempted to eject, and his chute was found either fully or partially deployed. His remains were recovered. The remains of the four other crewmen and one passenger were also recovered. However, neither Leach’s nor Barr’s bodies were found. Tibbetts was posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, and web.archive.org]
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POSTED ON 5.30.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Gary Paul Leach, Served with the 393rd Bomb Squadron, 4133rd Bomb Wing (Provisional), Strategic Air Command (SAC).
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POSTED ON 7.27.2015
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered!!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Gary. :-(
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