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Lincoln Delmar Bundy

Military

Hit by flak in his Mustang and crashed near La Maillerave on 10 Jun 1944. Made his way south 300 km, found by a friendly French family who passed him on to the Maquis, he was then passed to the British SAS to arrange his escape. He, together with the SAS were discovered by the Germans and all were executed. In December 1944 the mass grave was discovered in the Bois de Guron, South-west of Poitiers. All bodies were exhumed, and reburied with full military honours, on 23 December 1944, in the village graveyard of Rom, France.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Events

Event Location Date
Born St George, UT, USA 12 February 1918

Son of James Dennis and Chloe Geneva [Van Leuven] Bundy.

Lived in Mohave County, AZ, USA 1941
Enlisted 4475 England Ave, Nellis AFB, NV 89191, USA 23 January 1942

Las Vegas Aaf
Nevada

Shot down / baled out 76940 La Mailleraye-sur-Seine, France 10 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol hit whilst strafing a truck convoy baled out Le Lailleraye, France 10-Jun-44.

Evaded capture 17610 Saint-Sauvant, France 10 June 1944 – 3 July 1944

Evaded capture, passed via Maquis to SAS troops to arrange his escape.

Killed in Action (KIA) 17610 Saint-Sauvant, France 3 July 1944

Executed along with SAS troops.

Buried Bois de Guron, 86700 Payré, France 3 July 1944

Interred
Mass grave by SS troops.

Buried 79120 Rom, France 23 December 1944

Re-Interred
Rom cemetery, France

Buried 1945

Tablets of the missing
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Buried Salt Lake City, UT, USA 1946

Memorialised
Memory Grove Memorial
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2017 18:53:06 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd...
https://www.fold3.com/page/529899228_lincoln_d%20bundy/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28619602
https://www.fold3.com/page/84967310_lincoln_d%20bundy/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762359/?terms=Lincoln%20D%20Bundy
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=5883
http://wchsutah.org/people/lincoln-delmar-bundy.php
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56288216
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131574665

Date Contributor Update
10 February 2016 15:33:42 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 5552 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2015 19:01:24 Phil H Changes to biography
Sources

Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS, by Paul McCue.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2015 18:58:03 Phil H Changes to biography
Sources

Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS, by Paul McCue.

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2015 18:44:50 Phil H Changes to biography
Sources

"Behind Enemy Lines with the SAS" by Paul McCue.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5552 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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