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William G Lyons

Military

Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5698

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Howard Sass

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 314th Troop Carrier Group
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Survived crash and...

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-93065

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; Tracer started fire in fuselage, after dropping supplies, A/C took more tracer and then crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. 1 x RTD, 4 x KIA MACR 5698

Associated Place

  • Saltby

    Military site : airfield
    Initially a grass airfield satellite to RAF Cottesmore, Saltby opened in August 1941 as the home of No. 14 OTU, but closed for development in August 1943. When allocated to the Ninth Air Force in February 1944, it had three concrete runways, 33 loop...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Newark, NJ 1924

Son of William H and Lucia Mary 'Lucy' [Klepsey] Lyons.

Enlisted San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, Texas 14 November 1942

San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center Texas

Based Saltby 1944 – 7 June 1944

Assigned to 50TCS, 314TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Died Ste-Marie-Eglise 7 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) re-supply Cotentin peninsula 7-Jun-44; A/C crashed in vicinity of Ste-Marie-Eglise. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 5698

Buried 1946

Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
Plot G Row 20 Grave 33

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 15:58:22 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28634967
https://www.fold3.com/record/83550562-william-g-lyons
https://www.fold3.com/record/529915411-william-g-lyons
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56647118/william-g-lyons

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 15:57:45 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28634967
https://www.fold3.com/record/83550562-william-g-lyons
https://www.fold3.com/record/529915411-william-g-lyons
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56647118/william-g-lyons

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