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Corp John C Lehmann

New York, USA
Death 27 Mar 1944 (aged 30–31)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot B Row 12 Grave 8
Memorial ID 56248459 · View Source
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Husband of Mable B. Lehmann who resided Buffalo, New York. She was later married with a last name of Minklein.

John served as a Corporal, 1st Squadron, 11th Photographic Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on May 5, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Married.

John died in the "Line Of Duty" of a non-battle related incident during the war.

Service # 32282603

He also has a "Cenotaph" in the Clarence Fillmore Cemetery, Clarence, New York.
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Bio by: Russ Pickett

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Below info submitted by: nutty Holla

Memorial Rites
Tomorrow For
Cpl. Lehmann

Trinity United Church
Groups to Participate

Memorial services for Cpl. John C. Lehmann, Army Air Forces mechanic who was killed on March 27th in Egypt, will be held tomorrow morning at Trinity United Evangelical & Reformed Church.

Boy Scout Troop 87, the choir and other church groups in which Lehmann once was active, will take part in the service at 11.20 o'clock, which is being sponsored by his wife, Mabel Augustine Lehmann of 127 Bissell Ave., and other members of his family.

' Bailed Out in Storm'

According to letters Mrs. Lehmann received from the base, her husband died when he and other members of the crew were forced to use parachutes in a sandstorm. As the plane neared the field, a storm of terrific velocity struck, making it impossible to land.

The pilot had hoped to circle above the storm until it subsided, but when the gas supply was almost exhausted, he took the plane to a higher altitude and the crew bailed out.

All chutes opened, but only three of the crew reached the
ground safely.

Lehmann had been employed by the Buffalo Savings Bank for two years before entering service two years ago yesterday. A graduate of Technical High School, he trained at several southern and western bases and went overseas last December.

He had been promoted to corporal about a month before his death. Besides his wife, he is survived by his father, Louis W. Lehmann, Jr., three brothers, Louis C. of Hamburg, Chester H. of Buffalo and Norman L. Lehmann of the Navy, and a sister, Carol J. Lehmann of Hamburg.

Saturday, May 6, 1944
Buffalo NY Courier Express 1944

LEHMANN— Memorial services will be held Sunday morning. May 7, 1944, at UW in Trinity United Evangelical and Reformed
church, Gold St. near Ludington St. for Corp. John C. Lehmann recently killed in the service of his country in
Egypt. He Is survived by his wife. Mabel Lehmann (nee Augustine) his father, Louis W. Lehmann Jr of Hamburg, N.Y.: brothers, Louis C. Lehmann of Hamburg. N, Y., Chester II. Lehmann of Buffalo, N. Y., Norman L. Lehmann, Electrician's Mate 2/c, of San Pedro, Cal. and his sister, Carol J. Lehmann of Hamburg, N. Y. Friends are invited.

Friday, May 5, 1944
Buffalo NY Evening News 1944


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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp John C Lehmann (1913–27 Mar 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56248459, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .