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John Richard Vlymen

Military

2Lt. John Richard “Dick” Vlymen, Jr, B-17G 42-107076 563 Bomb Squadron, 388 Bomb Group took off from RAF Knettishall. Target: the Focke-Wulf Aircraft factory at Poznan, Poland.
On the return flight, the aircraft crashed into the Baltic Sea, killing all on board.

Service

Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107076

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/2/44; Presque Is 6/3/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 9/3/44; Missing in Action Warnemunde 9/4/44 with Vince Sundstrom, Co-pilot: John Vlymen, ng-S/Sgt Manuel Weintraub, Bombardier: Alex Bruce, Flight engineer/top turret gunner:...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Waverly, New York 19 April 1921
Killed in action Baltic Sea 9 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2020 21:33:46 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "-" to the A/C type in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2020 21:32:01 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
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Flagged as a "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2019 10:13:11 Michelbe Changes to nickname, service number, biography, awards, events and aircraft associations
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Michel Beckers WW2CRASHSITERESEARCH

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:38 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html

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