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LEONARD C. LIPP

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 Officer.

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.)

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