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Leonard Schneider

The following information pertains to a serviceman who remains classified as Missing In Action.

Leonard Schneider
Rank: Captain
Service Number: 29724
Date Missing: 1951-10-25
Unit: 312th Marine Attack Squadron 12th Marine Air Group
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Listed On Wall/Tablet: Honolulu Memorial
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Recoverability Status:
Next Steps: Captain Schneider was a decorated veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was the pilot of a F4U-4B Corsair fighter with Marine Fighter Squadron 312, Marine Air Group 12, 1st Marine Air Wing. On October 25, 1951, he was flying his final mission before returning to the United States. As he attacked roads and railway bridges near Yonghung, Korea, his aircraft was struck by enemy 37mm Anti-aircraft fire destroying his right wing. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. ** For his leadership and valor, Captain Schneider was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Gold Star, the Air Medal with 10 Gold Stars, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

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