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John Vincent Lemmon

Military

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

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Richard Scharch

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner/Radioman | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 41-24635 The 8 Ball Mk II

    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...

Events

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

Revisions

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

https://www.fold3.com/image/632136061
https://www.fold3.com/record/77107256-john-v-lemmon
https://www.fold3.com/record/84939140-john-v-lemmon
https://www.fold3.com/record/528818084-john-lemmon-1917

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

Key Image ID.
https://www.fold3.com/image/55704299

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.303rdbg.com/358lemmon.html

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