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Leonard Avona Collection
U.S. Army Air Forces
93rd Bomb Group, 330th Bomb Squadron
World War 2
Arranged by Paige Ciezki

Leonard Avona was born on February 17, 1919 in Brooklyn, New York. After completing basic training in 1941 in Mississippi, he joined the United States Air Force, where he served as a gunner, and was stationed in England for the duration of World War II. A few years after the war ended, he joined the Air National Guard, and at Floyd Bennet Field, he served as an airplane and engine mechanic. He ultimately retired as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1978.

Documents

  1. 1941 Honorable Discharge
  2. 1943 Gunnery Certificate
  3. 1942-1943 Service Diary
  4. 1943-1944 Service Diary
  5. Photo of Plane 551 Insignia
  6. Telegram about brother, Charles
  7. Jan. 1945 Letter from Lt. Gen. J.H. Doolittle
  8. 1945 Honorable Discharge Form, including Decorations
  9. 1945 Honorable Separation Record, including WWII Service Summary
  10. 1948 National Guard Bureau Service and Qualification Record
  11. 1951 Certificate of Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Course
  12. 1952 Strategic Air Command Airman's Efficiency Report
  13. 1955 Honorable Discharge from National Air Guard of New York
  14. 1956 Newspaper Article and Photo
  15. Total Years of Service on 1973 Honorable Discharge
  16. 1977 Letter of Promotion to Senior Master Sergeant
  17. 1978 Certificate of Retirement

Photographs

Beer Anniversary London Leonard Avona Portrait
Gramper Len and Nick Cox and Avona
Leonard Avona Aerial England Albright
330th Bomb Sq Aircraft Big Ben
102 Bomb Sq Basic Training 102 Bomb Sq

 

 

 

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