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USAAF
5th AF
49th FG
8th FS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Cyrus J. Lynd, O-727494 (KIA, BR) NV
Crashed  March 1, 1943

Wartime History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 49th Fighter Group, 8th Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Wartime History
On March 1, 1943 took off from 3-Mile Drome near Port Moresby and crashed on the Kokoda Trail (exact location unknown).

Recovery of Remains
After the crash, his remains were recovered. Postwar, his remains were transported to Hawaii for permanent burial.

Memorial
Lynd was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is permanently buried at Honolulu Memorial Cemetery (Punchbowl) at plot E, grave 786.

References
Protect & Avenge page 116
FindAGrave - Cyrus J Lynd (grave photo)

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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