Obit: Ley, Roman (1920 - 1945)
Surnames: Ley, Juno
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 04/18/1946
Ley, Roman (27 Apr 1920 - 6 Apr. 1945)
Second Lt. Roman Ley, son of George Ley, manager of the Colby Cheese Box Company, who was reported missing in action in his first combat flight over Germany April 6, 1945, has been listed as dead by the War Department, according to word received Saturday by his wife, the former Ruth Alice Juno, who with their 10-month old daughter, Kris Ann, resides with her parents at Marshfield.
The War Department communication stated that due to the circumstances and to the time elapsed since he was first reported missing, Lt. Ley must be presumed to be dead.
Lt. Ley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo, Ley, of Marshfield, entered the Air Forces on Feb. 23, 1943, while a senior at Marquette University. He took his basic training at Fresno, Calif., and then was sent to Grand Fords, N.D., where he attended the University of North Dakota for four months.
He then went to Santa Ana, Calif., for classification and pre-flight training and went to Oxnard, Calif., for his primary flight training. He was graduated and commissioned at Marfa, Texas. Lt. Ley received his wings Aug. 4, 1944, and left for overseas duty March 15, 1945.
Lt. Ley was married to the former Ruth Alice Juno at Marshfield, on August 10, 1944, shortly after he received his commission and wings. He was a pilot of a B-17 bomber.
*** Note: He was buried on March 24, 1950 at Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky.
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