Veterans' Memorial Project

Leslie George Chandler

Hinsdale, IL

World War I

College: Engineering

Graduation Year: Attended 1914-1917

Service Branch: Air Force

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 09/28/1895

Date of Death: 03/08/1918

Lt. Chandler left the University of Illinois to enter the First Officers’ Training Camp at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, where he was assigned to the 10th Company. He did not finish the course of instruction at Fort Sheridan, but made application and was accepted for entrance to the Aviation Ground School at the University of Illinois where he received his commission. He was then assigend to Kelly Field, Fort Worth, Texas, as an instructor where he was killed in an airplane accident. Lt. Chandler is buried at Warren Cemetery, Gurnee, Illinois.

-taken from University of Illinois records and Web site above

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