Pleasanton, Nebraska


Leon Hendren was from Pleasanton, Nebraska. He graduated from Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney in 1942. He served as a flight instructor during the war. He was killed in a C-47 plane crash over Texas along with six others.

Branch of Service

Army Air Force



Military Occupational Specialty

Aviation Instructor

Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Folder 4, Envelope 4

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, or if you'd like to submit additional information, please contact us.

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Photograph of Leon Hendren (high quality)

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Photograph of Leon Hendren (high quality)

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Newspaper clipping announcing Leon Hendren's death



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