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Robert J Lynch




  • Robert Bluford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    The Rev. Robert Bluford Jr. has been a B-24 bomber pilot in World War II, preacher, historian, preservationist, a Presbyterian pastor and campus ministry director in the Southeast, and the Virginia Press Association’s Virginian of the Year for 2011. He...

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Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron
  • 785th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-110160 Chris' Crate

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-50699 Parson's Chariot

    B-24 Liberator

  • 44-40454 Betta Duck

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 493rd Bomb Group. Transferred to the 34th Bomb Group in early June 1944 and completed missoins from 12 June 1944 to 24 August 1944. Later transferred to the 466th Bomb Group, and eventually flown back to the US by Carl W Falk...

Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Boston, MA, USA 16 February 1919
Lived in Boston, MA, USA 1942

55 Ridgewood Street

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 9 February 1945 – 17 April 1945
Died Needham, MA, USA 4 September 2007

Robert J. "Bob" Lynch - Of Needham, Sept 4, age 88. Beloved husband of Doris (Pitman) Lynch for 59 years.

He was born & raised in Boston, graduated from Cathedral High School. He served as a Navigator in the Air Force during World War II. He had a long career in the airline industry & retired as the District Sales Manager of SABENA Air Lines in 1991.

Devoted father of Robert J. Lynch Jr & his wife Maureen of Westport, CT, Jane Shilalie & her husband Robert of Holliston, Kathryn L. Meinelt & her husband Walter of Topsfield, Stephen D. Lynch & his wife Barbara of Westwood, Mary Jo Sharkey & her husband James of Natick, John W. Lynch & his wife Maryann of Melrose. Brother of the late Stephen J. Lynch & Lillian Eager. Also survived by 13 grandchildren

Buried Needham, MA, USA 12 September 2007

Saint Marys Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA


Date Contributor Update
02 October 2015 00:32:59 466thHistorian Changes to service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:37 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, page 347