In memory of

Flight Sergeant

John Anthony Leboldus

who died on 24 Nov 1943

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 142 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Flight Sergeant
  Service number R155568
  Date of death 19431124
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  R155568 Flight Sergeant (No. 142 Squadron RAF air gunner) John Anthony Leboldus (b.1922) of Vibank was KIA 19431124 and is buried at Staglieno cemetery, Genoa, Italy. Leboldus' Wellington crashed into a hillside during a raid on Turin in northwestern Italy. John was born at Yakima, Washington, was a graduate of Balfour Tech and St. Peters college, Muenster, and was working as a clerk when he enlisted at Regina early in 1942.

One Leboldus boy survived war service, but two of John's brothers Martin and Peter also perished while with the RCAF. They were the sons of John, a hardware and implement dealer, and Regina (Weisberg) Leboldus. Regina was the Silver Cross Mother in 1955.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 127 - Francis
  Cemetery or memorial location Staglieno cemetery, Genoa, Liguria, Italy    

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  Honour roll location(s) Vibank
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  Geo-memorial Leboldus Channel, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 56.2667°N / 107.8833°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74B5
  Geo-memorial details Connecting Frobisher and Leboldus Lakes.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19221022
  Place of birth Yakima, Yakima Co, Washington    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19420217
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Vibank    (Please click here for map.)
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