Capt. Gerald F. Leinweber


(Jack Jenkins via NARS)

Capt. Gerald F. Leinweber

38th FS - 22 May 1943 - 15 May 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J CG-U "Texas Rebel"

Mission History

Flew 57 missions
Led the Group on 5 missions

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date Target
01 15 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
n/a 16 October 1943 Practise Mission (Red 3)
02 16 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (Blue 3)
03 17 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (Blue 3)
04 18 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands (White 3)
05 19 October 1943 Sweep - Ameins Area (Red Leader)
06 20 October 1943 Duren (Yellow 3)
07 22 October 1943 Cambrai (White 3)
08 24 October 1943 St. Andre L-Eure (White 3)
n/a 30 October 1943 Aborted Mission (Yellow 3 - Landed at 1204)
09 03 November 1943 Wilhelmshaven (Red Leader)
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen (Yellow 3)
11 07 November 1943 Sweep Ostend-St Omer-Area (White 3)
12 07 November 1943 Sweep - Lille Area (Red Leader)
13 10 November 1943 Montdidier Airdrome (Blue Leader)
14 11 November 1943 Munster (White 3)
15 13 November 1943 Bremen (Yellow 3)
22 11 December 1943 Bremen (Yellow Leader)
24 16 December 1943 Bremen (Yellow Leader)
25 20 December 1943 Bremen (Red 3)
26 22 December 1943 Osnabruck (Red Leader)
27 24 December 1943 Pas De Calais (White 3)
28 30 December 1943 Ludwigshafen (Red Leader)
29 31 December 1943 Bourdeaux (Yellow 3)
51 24 February 1944 Gotha (Blue Leader)
52 25 February 1944 Augsburg (Yellow 1)
71 11 April 1944 Sorau-Cottbus (led 'A' group)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 05 November 1943  Me-109 destroyed (air) Rotterdam
Notes Entered service from Houston, Texas.
ASN - O-659473
Known as 'Jerry'
Callsign was 'Swindle 33'
22 May 1943 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
20 November 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
December 1943 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
December 1943 - Awarded a 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
01 January 1944 - Promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Captain
January 1944 - Awarded a 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
May 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross
05 May 1944 - Relieved as Squadron Operations Officer
11 May 1944 - Assigned and transferred to HQ. & HQ. Squadron, 496th Fighter Training Group
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