Niche marker for Leonard C. Lipp. in Columbarium Court: 4, Section I, Column 25, Niche 5, Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington (Arlington county), Virginia.
Pvt Lipp appeared in the Federal Census
for both 1930 and 1940. In the latter he was listed as "living in government
quarters at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island (Richmond county) New
York, occupation soldier (Pvt), High School, 4th year,
Residence in 1935: Newark, NJ."
He was later tapped for OCS
and on 15 June 1943 1st Lt Lipp was transferred to Hq Hq, 508th
PIR and announced as the Assistant Regimental Plans and Training
On 6 September 1943, 1st Lt
Lipp was transferred to "AC AAF Buckingham Field, Florida."
At that time Buckingham Airfield was an
Army Air Forces training base, the largest airfield in the
State of Florida. Whether Leonard got his wings as a pilot
or navigator is unknown.
Following the war, he remained in the Army
Reserves and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel on 31 May 1959.
His retirement was initially coded as "M1" (20 or more years of
service) but later changed to "L2" (Permanent Disability.)