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  SB2C-3 Helldiver Bureau Number 18876  
USN


Pilot  Stanley Ashton Thompson (KIA)
Gunner  AMM1c Herbert A. Lynn (KIA, BR)
Crashed  March 21, 1945


Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as SB2C-3 Helldiver Bureau Number 18876.

Mission History
On March 21, 1945 took off on a training mission and crashed in Oregon.

Recovery of Remains
After the crash, the remains of the crew were recovered and buried in the United States.

Memorials
Both crew members were officially declared dead the day of the crash. Thompson has an unknown burial likely in his hometown in the United States. Lynn is buried at Arlington National Cemetery at section 17, site 17359-1.

References
FindAGrave - Herbert Alonzo Lynn (grave photo)
Thanks to Craig Fuller / Aviation Archaeology for additional information

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Last Updated
March 13, 2020

 

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