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2Lt John Daniel Lynch Jr.

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2Lt John Daniel Lynch Jr.

Birth
Clark County, Indiana, USA
Death 24 Apr 1944 (aged 27)
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot Section G Row 9 Grave 16
Memorial ID 56657832 View Source
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2nd Lt. John D. Lynch was the Bombardier and was assigned to the 547th Bomber squadron, 384th Bomb group heavy. The USAAF B17 bomber “Flying Fortress” named “Jean” which had a 10-member crew. 4 officers and 6 sergeant gunners. Their mission was to the Dornier Aircraft factory. Their aircraft received a direct hit to the cockpit and disintegrated over the target Operpffenhofen near Munich on April 24, 1944. Eight crew members perished when the ship exploded. The radio gunner and left waist gunner survived by parachuting out.


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John D. Lynch, Jr.
2Lt ~ AAF ~ 547th Bomber Squadron, 384th Bomber Group, Heavy
Indiana ~ April 24, 1944

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Entered the service from Indiana.


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  • Maintained by: Coleman ✿
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56657832
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56657832/john-daniel-lynch : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt John Daniel Lynch Jr. (21 Nov 1916–24 Apr 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56657832, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Coleman ✿ (contributor 47076912) .