1LT Leo Myron Denny Name : Leo Myron Denny
Rank : First Lieutenant
Squadron : 453rd Bomb Squadron
Group : 323rd Bomb Group
Entered Service from : Oklahoma
Date of Birth : 10 August 1920
Date of Death : 11 April 1944
Place of Death : Straits of Dover
In Cambridge (Eng.) : Walls of the missing
Awards : Air Medal 3 Oakleafcl.
Purple Heart

Myron Denny's Story ...

Myron Denny was born August 10, 1920, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and joined the United States Army Air Corps on March 24, 1942, in Enid, Oklahoma.

He attended Pre-flight school at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas; Primary at Stamford, Texas; Basic at Perrin Air Force Base in Sherman, Texas; and Advanced at Blackland Air Force Base in Waco, Texas, where he graduated in the top third of Class 43-B.

He received his wings and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant on February 16, 1943, the same date he married Betty Jean Arnold, of Enid, Oklahoma. To this union, a son, Robert Myron Denny, was born January 23, 1944, in Enid, Oklahoma.

Myron Denny was assigned to Avon Park, Florida, where he trained in the B-26 Marauder, and formed his crew. They left for Ireland in September 1943, where they joined the 2905 Repl. Training Group.



The Miss Safartus Rickensckicker 2nd, Myron's B-26 Marauder ...

Myron was stationed at Earls Colne, England in January 1944 as a member of the 9th Air Corp., 323rd Bomb Group (Medium), 453rd Bomb Squadron. Myron was stationed at Earls Colne, England in January 1944 as a member of the 9th Air Corp., 323rd Bomb Group (M), 453rd Bomb Squadron.



A plaque at Earls Colne Base in England

On April 11, 1944, Lt. Denny was en route to attack sites in France and an airfield in Coxyde, Belgium with a group of 198 B-26s. While entering into formation in heavy overcast, his aircraft was involved in a mid-air collision over the Straits of Dover off the coast of England, approximately 7 miles offshore in the English Channel between mid-N. Foreland and S. Foreland. There were no survivors in Lt. Denny's plane and neither his body, nor any of his crew, was ever recovered. His crew was as follows:

        Pilot - 1LT. Leo Myron Denny
        Co-Pilot - 2LT. Robert B. Raney
        Bombardier - 2LT. Louis Bleaker
        E-Gunner - S/SGT. William E. McMath
        B-Gunner - S/SGT. Charles R. Foster
        T-Gunner - S/SGT. Richard L. Priar



The Cliffs of Dover

These days Myron Denny's final resting place remains unknown, but he is remembered and memorialized at the Walls of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery of Cambridge (England).



the Walls of the missing in Cambridge ...
Special thanks to Barbara Denny and Dick Denny (Myron's brother)
www.In-Honored-Glory.info