Leonard H. Tilden Jr.

World War II
Service #6998469
Unit388th Bomber Squadron, 312th Bomber Group, Light
RankStaff Sergeant U.S. Army Air Forces
Entered Service From Maryland
Date of DeathJune 29 1944
Walls of the Missing
Air Medal
Purple Heart
Purple Heart, Air Medal

Staff Sgt. Tilden was initially listed as Missing in Action. Following the war, his remains were recovered and repatriated to the U.S. for burial. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.