John Keith Lundberg

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 38085 - 2nd Lt. Jack Lundberg

Killed in Action (KIA) 22 June 1944 in AC #4297084. First mission as head navigator.
Navigator in John Houston crew

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37501550
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball turret
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17113431
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner, Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32073896 / O-757387
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39199324
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist gunner

Aircraft

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 381st Bomb Group fly in formation. B-17s (GD-H, serial number 42-97064) and (GD-K, serial number 42-97076) nicknamed "Dee Marie" are visible in the foreground. Image via George J Letzer. Printed caption on reverse: 'Boeing B-17G-40-BO.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spare Charlie
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Val Verda, Utah 3 December 1918 Born at home.

Enlisted

Farmington, Utah 10 September 1941

Other

Based at Hondo Army Airfield

Hondo, Texas 1 November 1942 - 1 January 1943 Attended Advanced Navigation school at Hondo Army Airfield. After graduation on 1 April 1943, Lt. Lundberg stayed and instructed navigation to aviation cadets in 87th Navigation Training Group.

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

Abbeville, France 22 June 1944 Shot down in B-17 "Spare Charlie". The plane crashed in Les Marais d'Épagnette, outside of Abbeville.

Buried

Abbeville Communal Cemetery 15 February 1945 Lt. Lundberg's body was found on the Abbeville side of the Somme river by Abbeville citizens. He was buried in the British Military section of the Abbeville Communal Cemetery later that day.

Buried

St. André de l'Eure, France 12 July 1945 Buried in Plot G, Row 8, Grave 153 in the temporary St. André de l'Eure cemetery.

Buried

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial 12 April 1949 Plot B, Row 10, Grave 17

Revisions

Date19 Jun 2020 22:21:36
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Date19 Jun 2020 21:48:24
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Date15 Aug 2019 22:16:25
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Connections updated

Date22 Apr 2019 18:14:02
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Award information updated

Date5 Apr 2019 02:57:32
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Research and documentation.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:16:21
ContributorAAM
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999, MACR 5918 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5918 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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