2Lt James H. S. “Jimmy” Lynch

2Lt James H. S. “Jimmy” Lynch

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Jun 1943 (aged 23)
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56248646 · View Source
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James served as a Second Lieutenant and Co-Pilot on B-24J "Happy" #42-40256, 343rd Bomber Squadron, 98th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

James resided at 341 Savannah Road, Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware prior to the war.

B-24J #42-40256 took off, with a crew of 10, from Libya on bombing mission over the Sedes Airdrome in Greece. They never returned from this mission and are believed to have been lost at sea due to enemy action.

James was declared "Missing In Action" on this mission during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He had served in the Air Corps for one year and eight months at the time of his death.

Service # O-740852

Son of Hollie S. Lynch & Marjorie Milligan Lynch.

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-40256:
(The positions of the crew, except for Pilot & Co-Pilot, are unknown)

Burton, William J. Jr ~ 2nd Lt, CT
Foley, Joseph M. ~ 2nd Lt, MI
Fuller, Roy H. ~ T/Sgt, WI
Kendall, James B. ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, NC
Lynch, James H. S. ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, DE
Montoya, Ernesto ~ Sgt, TX
Muse, Ernest E. ~ Sgt, MO
Plummer, Roy W. ~ S/Sgt, IL
Richmond, Harvey E. ~ S/Sgt, OH
Yates, Merl E. ~ Sgt, IN

( Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )



  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56248646
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt James H. S. “Jimmy” Lynch (29 Oct 1919–24 Jun 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56248646, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .