Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Daniel Hamblett Russo

PVT Daniel Hamblett Russo, Company B, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Infantry Division (Airborne) b. 1925 - d. 20 Sep 1944 in Holland. He is buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial at Margraten, Plot M Row 2 Grave 12. He is my 7th cousin 3x removed. You can see a photo of him at

Monday, September 11, 2017

Warren Francis Leland

TSGT Warren Francis Leland (born 22 Nov 1922) is on our left in this photo with his mother, Grace Velma (Emery) Leland and his brother CPL Allen Frederick Leland. Warren served as radio operator on the "Pistol Packin' Momma" of the 38th Bomb Squadron, 30th Bomb Group (Heavy) in the South Pacific. The plane was shot down in a bombing mission over Marcus Island on 11 Sep 1944 and all but one crew member were killed. As noted with his brother's photo, Warren is my 8th cousin twice removed. Both of these men are descendents of Abraham Jaquith (1644-1679) also of Woburn, MA who was killed in service during King Phillip's War.