Died: January 2, 1945
Lake Placid News, January 26, 1945
Sgt. Liscomb Missing
Sgt. Leon Stanley Liscomb, holder of the air medal and three oak leaf clusters, has been missing in action over Germany since Christmas day, 24 hours after he wrote to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Liscomb of Saranac Lake that he had completed the required number of missions and would be home soon.
The Liscombs have another son, Pvt. Avery Liscomb at Cherry Point, with the marines.
Sgt. Liscomb was awarded the air medal for meritorious achievements while participating in bombardment missions over enemy territory. He is a Sperry ball turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, July 13, 1948
Two Saranac War Dead Returned to USA from Europe
The bodies of PFC. Richard Allen Sweet and Staff Sgt. Leon Stanley Liscomb of Saranac Lake re among remains of 15 northern New York war dead which have been returned to the United States from Europe aboard the Army Transport "Oglethorpe Victory."
Sgt. Liscomb, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon B. Liscomb of 78 Lake street, was killed in action in Germany on Jan. 2, 1945. He had previously been listed missing from a raid over Germany on Dec. 25th of that year but in March his family was notified that he was officially listed as killed in action.
Sgt. Liscomb enlisted in the Air Forces while attending the Sparton School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Okla. In January, 1943 he was graduated from the Command school at Lowry Field, Col., and was sent overseas in July, 1944 on completion of his combat Training.
He was based in England as a turret gunner on a B-24 Liberator bomber and had completed 30 missions when he went on his last flight. He was holder of the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf clusters.
The War department announced today the return of the bodies at the request of the next of kin. They will be escorted to Schenectady and then to their home towns for final services.
I'm the son of Stanley's younger brother Avery. I have Stan's Purple Heart medal. His bomber was shot down over Germany. He survived the crash but later died of his injuries in a German prisoner of war hospital.
Hi Greg, thanks for getting in touch! I have been contacted by a Belgiun researcher who has been studying the battle of the bulge for the last four years. They have been researching the crashsite of a B-24 that they believe Stanley Liscomb was a crew member in. Could you email me, Marc Wanner, [email protected] ? I can put you in touch with Bob Konings, the researcher.