Black Hawk County

Lt. Leland L. Zimmerman



Leland L. Zimmerman

Post War Address: 605 1/2 Bertch, Waterloo, Iowa
Entered Service: November 15, 1942
Branch of Service: Air Corps
Trained: Santa Ana, California; Taft, California; Oxnard, California; Marfa, Texas; Hobbs, New Mexico; Salt Lake City, Utah; Dalhart, Texas; Kearney, Nebraska; Miami Beach, Florida; Columbus, Ohio; Sioux City, Iowa.
Embarkation: May 15, 1944
Theatre of Operation: African-Middle Eastern
Engagements: Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes
Awarded: Air Medal, Distinquished Flying Cross
Returned to US February 1, 1945
Discharged: Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, Aug. 21, 1945
Rank: First Lieutenant
Served: 34 months
Post War Occupation: Schoolteacher
Wife: Mrs. Darleen Zimmerman

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 24 (photo included)

Leland Lemke Zimmerman was born Dec. 23, 1919 to Victor and Amelia Lemke Zimmerman. He died Mar. 17, 1997 in FL.

Lt. Zimmerman served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II with the 398th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations as the pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress. He was awarded the Air Medal.