Lynel E Beebehyser

Military

Assigned 342BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna 16-Jul-44; hit by flak over target, crashed Vienna; Prisoner Of War (POW) MACR 6825.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Squadron
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20848493 / O-725730
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Genesee County, MI 12 October 1922 Son of John W and Dorothy M [Wellington] Beebehyser.

Enlisted

Detroit, MI 12 October 1942

Other

Baled out POW

Vienna, Austria 16 July 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Vienna 16-Jul-44; hit by flak over target, crashed Vienna; Prisoner Of War (POW) MACR 6825.

Other

Prisoner Of War (POW)

Tychowo, Poland 16 July 1944 Prisoner Of War (POW). Stalag Luft IV.

Other

Discharged USAAF.

27 October 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Flint, MI 16 July 2009

Buried

Flint Memorial Park, Mount Morris, MI 20 July 2009 Flint Memorial Park Mount Morris, Genesee County, MI

Based

Amendola 16 July 1944 Assigned 342BS, 97BG, 15AF USAAF.