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EMERY R. LUNDY
World War II
Memories and Biography

(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)

Dear Will:

You wrote to my father but you got my address. The man you met in England was probably my father, Lot. E. R. Lundy. He was shot down somewhere between May 11 and 19, 1944. My mother is not sure of the dates. He was taken prisoner and remained a prisoner until the end of the war.

Then he left he Air Force for a period of several years before he decided that the military was to be his life and re-entered the service with a rank of Master Sergeant. With hard work and with exceptional luck, he was re-commissioned as an officer in 1950.

He flew B-29s as a bombardier through the Korean war, approximately 45 missions. He later moved onto be a crew member on the Martin B-57 Cambara. He was killed in a mid-air collision April 30, 1957 during a fly by for the retirement of the Secretary of Defense.

There are many things that I would like to have asked my father about his involvement in WW II, especially the people that he flew with in B-24s. Unfortunately I was only 12 years of age when he was killed.

I would appreciate any information concerning the 506th Squadron or any suggestions you might have on finding records of other crewmen that may have been on the same planes or in the same squadron as my father.

Thank you for your letter and copy of the Journal.

Sincerely,

Emery (Butch) Lundy
 
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