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 2Lt Lincoln Delmar Bundy

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2Lt Lincoln Delmar Bundy

  • Birth 12 Feb 1918 Saint George, Washington County, Utah, USA
  • Death 7 Jul 1944 Poitiers, Departement de la Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
  • Burial Rom, Departement des Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, France
  • Memorial ID 109879479

Cenotaph memorial # 56288216
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Pilot Lincoln Delmar Bundy was awarded a Purple Heart June 11, 1945 for his Army service in WWII. Lincoln parachuted on June 10, 1944 over Crulai, Normandy, France. He was executed and died on July 7, 1944 in the Forêt de Saint Sauvant, Poitiers, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France and was buried in the village of Rom, Poitou, France.

ABMC record:
Lincoln D. Bundy
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # O-804996
486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group
Entered the Service from: Arizona
Died: 11-Jun-45
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge, England (NOTE: The good and bad news. Since the location of his burial has been posted, I was advised by a person who monitors such findings that Lincoln's name would be officially expunged from the Tablets. HB/07.12)
Awards: Purple Heart

Postscript: Lincoln was among 34 British SAS Agents who were killed July 7, 1944 by the SS. The soldiers' remains were found in December 1944. Refer to 1996 book by Paul McCue entitled: OPERATION BULBASKET.

Excerpt from review for the MUST READ book (2006) "Far From Cactus Flat: The 20th Century Story of a Harsh Land, a Proud Family, and a Lost Son" by Lyman Hafen...

"In late June of 1944, Chloe Bundy received a letter at her homestead near the edge of the Grand Canyon on the Arizona Strip. Her heart broke when she opened it and learned that one of her 14 children, a dancing-eyed, square-shouldered boy named Lincoln, had been shot down in his P-51 Mustang fighter plane over Normandy just after D-Day. No more was known of his fate. The spiritually-gifted matriarch knew her son was alive. She was right. But she never knew it as a proven fact in her lifetime. Not until 1996, when a British historian happened upon lost information about a downed American flyer, did Lincoln Bundy's full story come to light.

Lincoln Bundy was already a bright and promising rancher before he left for the war in the spring of 1942. He dreamed of coming home and specializing in raising fine horses. On little more than an eighth-grade education, most of it gained in the one-room school at Mt. Trumbull, Lincoln was able to wing his way through flight school and become a fighter pilot.

On June 10, 1944, after destroying a truck in a German convoy headed to the Normandy battlefront, Lt. Bundy's plane was hit by flak and went down near the French village of Crulai. For more than a half-century it was assumed the boy from Bundyville was killed that day. Yet somehow his mother knew he was alive. It was more than a half-century later, long after Chloe Bundy was buried in the lonely cemetery at Mt. Trumbull, that the family finally learned the rest of Lincoln's story."


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  • Created by: Regina Hall Ivie
  • Added: 2 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 109879479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Lincoln Delmar Bundy (12 Feb 1918–7 Jul 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 109879479, citing Rom Communal Cemetery, Rom, Departement des Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, France ; Maintained by Regina Hall Ivie (contributor 46958952) .