Flight Officer Leighton B. McKenzie (T-123650) served in 306th Bomb Group (The Reich Wreckers), 8th United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. He was born on 30th July 1924 in San Rafael, Marin County, California, U.S.A.
McKenzie died on 1st June 1944 while serving as a bombardier on B-17 #42-97862 en route from Gander, Newfoundland. The plane crashed in heavy fog at Cave Hill, Belfast while waiting for clearance to land at Nutts Corner Airfield, Co. Antrim. All 10 crew members in transfer from 401st Bomb Group died as a result.
Burial first took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast. After the war, McKenzie was repatriated to Plot C, Row 4, Grave 2 of Cambridge American Cemetery Cambridgeshire, England.