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John J. Lambert -  Initial Tombstone on Areo Island Denmark
John J. Lambert - Initial Tombstone on Areo Island Denmark
Shotdown 13 June 1943 on a bombing mission over Kiel Germany, He washed ashore Aero Island - 15 Sept 1943 and buried at Rise Parish Church. After the war John was repatriated to the United States and buried at Shilo Cemetery, Howard County, Indiana.
Grave of John J Lambert in Denmark
Grave of John J Lambert in Denmark
Another photo from the original grave of John J Lambert. He was buried on the Cemetery of Rise, Isle of Aeroe, Denmark. (From the Archive of Finn Buch, Denmark)
Flight Crew - 1 Lt. John Jacob Lambert - Navigator
Flight Crew - 1 Lt. John Jacob Lambert - Navigator
Standing Left to Right 1Lt William Renaud – Pilot – KIA 13 Jun 1943 Lt Glenn McMurty – Co-Pilot – KIA 13 Jun 1943 2Lt John Lambert – Navigator – KIA 13 Jun 1943 TSgt Louis Julliard – Bombadair - KIA – 13 June 1943 Kneeling Left to Right TSgt Joseph L. LaSarge Sr.– Radio Operator – KIA 13 Jun 1943 TSgt Willia
Danish Memorial to US Army Air Corps who died in Danish Waters
Danish Memorial to US Army Air Corps who died in Danish Waters
Burial Tombstone in Indiana after Repatriation to the USA
Burial Tombstone in Indiana after Repatriation to the USA
William Gimble Renaud, 18 Jan 1943
William Gimble Renaud, 18 Jan 1943
336th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group, Heavy. Rapid City, South Dakota.

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John J Lambert 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
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Indiana 1
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Place: Cass County, Indiana 1
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World War II 1

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11 Jul 1941 1
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Last Flight for B-17 Rat Killer and Crew - 3rd Mission

In the skies over Kiel, Germany

VIII Bomber Command Mission Number 63:

151 B-17's are dispatched against the Bremen U-boat yards; 122 hit the target claiming 2-2-1 Luftwaffe aircraft; we lose 4 and 31 are damaged; casualties are 8 WIA and 32 MIA.

A smaller force of 76 B-17's is dispatched against the Kiel, Germany U-boat yards; 60 hit the target and claim 39-5-14 Luftwaffe aircraft; we lose 22, 1 is damaged beyond repair and 23 are damaged; casualties are 3 KIA, 20 WIA and 213 MIA. Heaviest fighter attacks to date against Eighth Air Force accounts for 26 B-17's, mostly of the force attacking Kiel

- Entire Aircraft Destroyed and Crew Killed in this Mission

Sucessful mission for B-17 Rat Killer & Crew

Wilhelmshaven, Germany

VIII Bomber Command Mission Number 62: 252 B-17's are dispatched against the U-boat yard at Wilhelmshaven, Germany and the port area at Cuxhaven, Germany; 218 hit the targets; we claim 85-20-24 Luftwaffe aircraft; we lose 8 and 62 are damaged. Casualties are 3 KIA, 20 WIA and 80 MIA. The raid on Wilhelmshaven demonstrates the difficulty of operating beyond range of fighters escort as enemy fighters attacks prevent accurate bombing of the target.

 

 

Travels of Lt John Jacob Lambert

USA - Atlantic - North Africa - United Kingdom

The 95th Bombardment Group was activated 15 June 1942 at Barkesdale Field in LA.

John Lambert received basic training at Camp Atterbury, Indiana and was then sent to Baer Field at Fort Wayne, Indiana for further training.  He received his Navigators training and was comissioned at Mather Field in Sacremento, CA.  He joined his unit in lateAugust of 1942 at Geiger Field in Spokane, Washington. On the 31st of October 1943 his unit moved to Ephrata, Washington and on the24th of November 1943 the unit moved back to Geiger Field Spokane, Washington and on 14 Dec 1942 until 11 Mar 1943 the Units final training was conducted at Rapid City AAB, SD.  The unit then flew to Kearney Field, NB for final processing prior to overseas duty.

The trip to England was via the Southern Route which took them to Florida, Trinidad, Brazil, Dakar, Senagal, Marrakesh, Morraco, and finally the United Kingdom, arriving early in April 1943.

Missing Air Crew Report # 4896

Skies over Kiel Germany

Missing Air Crew Report # 4896 Added by lamberthistory on 3 Mar 2009

Missing Air Crew Report # 4896 was filed concerning the aircraft B-17F - 42-29702 piloted by 1st Lt. William G. Renaud on the 13 June 1943. John J. Lambert was the Navigator. I have summarized what could be read from the report which is not totally legible. I verified the names from the 95th Bomb Group reports of missing and killed in action personnel associated with the aircraft.

Mission Air Crew Position Initial Status at Time
Date Personnel Status of Report

6/13/43 William G. Renaud P MIA DED 6-14-1944
6/13/43 Glenn W. McMurtry CP KIA DCR 449
6/13/43 John J. Lambert N KIA DCR 473
6/13/43 Harley H. Riley Jr B MIA DED 6-14-1944
6/13/43 Joseph L. LaSarge Sr RO MIA DED 6-14-1944
6/13/43 Louis J. Julliard TT KIA DCR
6/13/43 Albert J. Foley BT MIA DED 6-14-1944
6/13/43 William A. Guse RW MIA DED 6-14-1944
6/13/43 Chester L. Piatkowski LW MIA DED 6-14-1944
6/13/43 Cicero J. McNeeley TG MIA DED 6-14-1944

Note: DED 6-14-1944 indicates no word on MIA Personnel assumed dead on this date. It appears that only the bodies of McMurty, Lambert, and Julliard were actually found since all three are listed as KIA.


Page 3 of the report states:
I hereby certify that no evidence is available for this report.
I further certify that the following is a correct statement and facts as obtained from the S-2 files for this mission:
B-17F - 42-29702 piloted by 1st Lt. William G. Renaud on the 13 June 1943, was seen over Keil, Germany and was last sighted at 54 to 55 degrees North latitude and 08 to 10 degrees East Longitude. On this mission a great deal of enemy opposition was encountered (over 100 aircraft), causing ten aircraft of this unit to be lost. No cutes were seen to leave the aircraft.
This report was filed by David E, Olson assistant Ops Officer - and was signed on 13 May 1944

1st Lt. William Gimble Renaud

Bay of Biscay, France

William Gimble Renaud, 18 Jan 1943

The remains of 1st Lt. William Gimble Renaud were recovered from the Bay of Biscay, France in late 1958. He is now buried at Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium. Plot A, Row 7, Grave 19. He received the Purple Heart and France's Air Medal. 

This report filed by his first cousin, John E. Vincent, who can be contacted at 

craftybeagle38@gmail.com 

 

 

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