Lee Roy Mitchell

Date of Birth:  October 4, 1917


Place of Birth:  Colony, Washita Co., Oklahoma


Father and Mother’s Names:  Lee Reagan Mitchell and Julia Susannah (Malone) Mitchell


Date Entered Service:  September 27, 1941 from Fort Riley, Kansas.


Service Branch:  Army Air Corps


Rank/Specialty:  First Lieutenant


Service ID:  0-724800


Division/Company/Unit info:  26th Air Depot Group, 9th Air Force Service Command.


Riley Connection:  Lee and family lived in rural Manhattan, Riley Co., KS in 1940.  Lee attended Kansas State College in Manhattan from 1939-1941.


Date of Death (and Age):  December 29, 1942 (age 25)


Place of Death:   North Africa DNB (Deceased Non-Battle)


Grave Location:  Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia, Kansas.


Bio:  Lee was born to Lee Reagan and Julia S. Mitchell in Colony, Washita Co., Oklahoma. His childhood was spent in Oklahoma and by 1939, the family had moved to Manhattan, Kansas. After Lee attended Kansas State College for three years, he entered the military at Fort Riley, Kansas as an Aviation Cadet in the Air Corps on September 27, 1941.  Lee was 5' 7" tall and weighed 167 Lbs. Lee was attached to the 26th Air Depot Group, 9th Air Force Service Command, United States Army Air Forces and was stationed in Deversoir, Egypt. The circumstances of his death are not known but his plane may have went down while returning from a bombing mission in North Africa.



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