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John Vincent Lemmon


Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24635 (The 8 BALL MK II). EIGHT BALL

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-O] New Castle 6/10/42; Molesworth 21/11/42. Flown by Captain William R. Calhoun on the 4 May 1943 mission to the Ford and General Motors works, Antwerp, Belgium, with Clark Gable on board for his first mission (slighly damaged...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...


Event Location Date
Born Sacramento, CA 26 March 1917

Son of Dal Millington and May Alice [Dunn] Lemmon.

Enlisted McClellan Field, Sacramento, CA 21 January 1942

McClellan Field,
Sacramento, CA

Based Molesworth 1944 – 1944

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 6 June 1947
Died Sacramento, CA 14 April 2002


Date Contributor Update
15 April 2019 17:11:31 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, biography and events

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2019 14:13:02 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /