Lynch, John D, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Lynch, John D, Jr   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-676967   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #160 dated 5 December 1943
Duty Bombardier
MOS1035 - Bombardier
Last Duty Date 24 April 1944
Reported missing on MACR 4352 (41.543 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Lorraine American Cemetery, Saint-Avold, France: Plot G Row 9 Grave 16
Additional Information
Granted a seven day sick leave effective on or about 2 April 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #62 dated 1 April 1944.
Related Documents MACR 4352 (41.543 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Daskey, Kendall (NMI)PilotCT
2nd Lt. Smith, Paul Matthew, JrCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Mohr, Lawrence CharlesNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Lynch, John D, JrBombardierKIA
T/SGT. Van Beveren, John EdwardRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Eyre, Charles HarrisEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Lenich, Francis AugustusBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Schleuse, Robert EdwardTail GunnerCT
SGT. Teetman, Leo Frank, JrFlexible GunnerTBD
SGT. Weaver, Jack BeverlyFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 28 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Bombardier 41‑24578 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back near Molesworth; #3 supercharger defective
Sortie Report
48 31 December 1943 Target: Blockade Runner 'Orsone' (name of ship)
Type: Transportation
Location: [Mouth of River Garonne], France
Bombardier 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Kimbolton, with bomb load.
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
52 11 January 1944 Target: Ju-88 Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Bombardier 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
53 14 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Meillard, France
Bombardier 42‑31045 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
54 21 January 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Pommereval, France
Bombardier 42‑37801 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
56 30 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brunswick / Braunschweig, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3087 Combat Mission Credit
Low group. After losing the formation in clouds, continued mission with the 303rd BG.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Deenethorpe on return.
Sortie Report
62 11 February 1944 Target: Propeller Factory (Foundry)
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant & Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Bernburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Assumed position of high squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Aschersleben, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back over Kettering as #3 engine had to be feathered when hit by the horizontal stabilizer of the aircraft in the formation which had collided with a 303rd BG aircraft in mid-air.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Ball Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Bombardier 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron, lead group. During assembly, forced out of the 41st Combat Wing while avoiding collision wih another aircraft; joined the 41st Composite Wing and completed the mission.
Sortie Report
69 2 March 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant and Machine Shop
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back because of oxygen system damage; filler line on ball turret was torn off.
Sortie Report
72 6 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑38158 Aborted mission after taking off.
Returned to base after group leader abandoned attempt to join assigned combat wing.
Sortie Report
73 8 March 1944 Target: Erkner Ball-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97449 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
76 18 March 1944 Target: Aircraft Assembly & Repair Works
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron lead, lead group, 41st Combat Bombardment Wing.
Sortie Report
78 20 March 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
79 22 March 1944 Target: Heinkel Aircraft Assembly Plant at Annahof Airfield
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
80 23 March 1944 Target: Airdrome and Airpark
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Gütersloh, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
82 26 March 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Le Grismont, Rebecques, France
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
83 27 March 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Tours, France
Bombardier 42‑38208 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97201 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
91 19 April 1944 Target: Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Bombardier 42‑3441 Combat Mission Credit
Flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
92 20 April 1944 Target: V-Weapon Service Bunker (under construction)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Sottevast, France
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Bombardier 42‑97150 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to battle damage.
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Bombardier 42‑38158 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron lead, lead group. Hit by direct flak burst on bomb run; a/c blew up in mid-air after bomb release. MACR 4352
Sortie Report

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