Lt. Ed Leidecker's Photos
This set of photos is from Ed's training days at Pensacola.
The shoulder patch is for the Naval Air Station at Pensacola.
I'm including some pictures of his instructor H S Steed - have you
ever seen a more confident looking pilot instructor? (Click on a
thumbnail to see the image at full size.)
After his combat tour in 232 Ed was sent to VMTB-143. This assignment predates the June 1944 reforming in Goleta. Pilots Morgan Webb and Casey Stalnaker are in the pictures too.
Ed Leidecker, Morgan Webb, Casey Stalnaker and John Worlund stayed in VMTB-143 after the squadron was reformed at Goleta in June 1944.
This site was last updated 11/26/07