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Robert J. Lyons
Bob Lyons, c.1943
Bob Lyons, c.1943


Recent Address: 1060 Ridge Rd., Hamden, CT 06517
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Family Information: Wife: Ann (Nancy) O'Connor Lyons; Parents: George and Emma; Children: Robert J., Lauragene, James, Cheryl, George, Mary, Richard.
Hometown: Hamden, CT
Date Entered Service: March 27 1943
Service Number: 31330803 and O-2078606
Bomb Group: 40th
Squadron: 25th
Location of Unit: Tinian - June 1945
Missions Flown: 4 bombing missions, VJ Day Mission over Tokyo.
Hump Missions Flown:
Targets: Tsu, Imabari, Fukuyama.
Awards/Decorations: American Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation.
Service Schools Attended: Airplane Mechanics School, Gulfport, MS June-Oct 1943; Mass State College Training Detachment Nov 1943 - Feb 1944; Navigation School, Hondo, TX June-Dec 1944
Military Specialty(ies): MOS 1039-Navigator, Radar
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-24888 Smilin' Jack and others
Were you a POW? No
Were you interned? No
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged from the 58th: July 29, 1946
Post-WWII Military Service:
Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):
Graduated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Jan. 1950. Family Business - Manufactured metal doors for residential and commercial use.
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