First Lieutenant Walter Leon Lenox of the United States Army Air Force died on 8th June 1944 when a Liberator crashed on the Isle of Man on a ferry flight.
First Lieutenant Walter Leon Lenox (O-497983) served in 312th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, 8th United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. Born in 1919, he was the son of Ralph George Lenox and Willie Lenox of Buchanan County, Missouri, U.S.A.
Lenox died on 8th June 1944 while serving as a pilot on B-24H #42-51202. The plane crashed in low cloud on Snaefell Mountain, Isle of Man while en-route from Base Air Depot 2, U.S.A.A.F. Station 582 at Warton Airfield, Lancashire, England to Langford Lodge Airfield, Co. Antrim. All 4 crew members died as a result of the incident.
Burial first took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast. After the war, Lenox was repatriated to Mount Auburn Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, U.S.A.