Lincoln Bundy

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

LINCOLN DELMAR BUNDY

(Arizona Strip Cowboy, World War II Veteran)

BIOGRAPHY

Lincoln Delmar Bundy was born in St. George on February 12, 1918.

He went to school at the Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse and ??? in St. George, completing the 8th grade.

Lincoln became a rancher on the Arizona Strip.

Bundy joined the Army Air Forces (Serial Number 0-804996) in early 1942. He completed flight training with the 63rd Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment at Douglas, Georgia on April 27, 1943. He began flying P-51 Mustangs with the 8th Air Force and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Lt. Bundy was piloting a P-51 from the 486th Fighter Squadron of the 352nd Fighter Group on June 10, 1944. He had just finished strafing a German truck convoy near Crulai, Normandy, France when he was shot down and became "missing in action". For half a century, it was assumed he had been killed on that day. On June 11, 1945, Lt. Bundy was declared dead and awarded a Purple Heart.

Later, it was determined that Bundy had successfully bailed out and escaped. He joined up with a group of 34 British Special Air Service (SAS) agents operating behind enemy lines. They were captured and on July 7, 1944, Bundy and others were executed by a German Schutzstaffel (SS) firing squad and buried in a mass grave near St. Sauvant. These soldiers' remains were found in December 1944, but identification of Bundy didn't come until much later.


FAMILY

Parents and Siblings:
    James Bundy
    Chloe Geneva Van Leuven Bundy
        Mildred Iona Bundy1
        Genavieve Bundy1
        Loran Sylvester "Bud" Bundy
        Mabel Lavell Bundy
        James Gwendol "Ben" Bundy
        William Fay "Bill" Bundy
        Lincoln Delmar Bundy
        Denven LaVar "Rock Pockets" Bundy  
        Nathella M. Bundy
        Merlin Dee Bundy
        Keith Alden Bundy
        Cleo Fern Bundy
        Daniel Atwood Bundy
        ???
        Vanord Orin Bundy

(10/13/1887-11/10/1977)   (married 8/28/1909)
(7/12/1888-4/5/1977)
(1/12/1906-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(12/16/1907-7/7/1997)   (married Chester Marion Bundy)
(6/9/1910-2/1/1977)   (married Maurine Nelson)
(9/4/1912-xx/xx/xxxx)
(5/25/1914-6/22/1993)   (married Beatrice Nelson)
(2/12/1916-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/12/1918-7/7/1944)
(8/16/1920-xx/xx/2004)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(11/7/1922-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(7/10/1924-11/12/2007)   (married Rebekha "Beckie" Hunt)
(5/16/1926-7/21/1976)
(7/19/1927-8/25/1929)
(xx/xx/1928-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(xx/xx/1929-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
(2/11/1932-xx/xx/2004)   (married Xxxxxxx X. Xxxxxxxx)
1 Adopted from a previous marriage

PHOTOS

Lincoln Delmar Bundy in uniform       Lincoln Delmar Bundy in a plane       Lincoln Delmar Bundy in a plane


REFERENCES

Far From Cactus Flat: The 20th Century Story of a Harsh Land, a Proud Family, and a Lost Son
Book by Lyman Hafen
See the information page.

Lincoln Delmar Bundy on the Culley-Bundy Family History website

Class of 1943-D
63rd Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment at Douglas, Georgia

2nd Lt. Lincoln Bundy's Missing Air Crew Report (MACR)

2nd Lt. Lincoln Bundy's Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF)
Large (4.1 MB) file - may take a while to load

Wikipedia article on Operation Bulbasket

SAS Operation Bulbasket: Behind the Lines in Occupied France
Book by Paul McCue
2009: Barnsley, S. Yorks, UK: Pen and Sword Books Ltd.
232 pages
ISBN 978-1-84884-193-2

Find-A-Grave entry for 2Lt Lincoln Delmar Bundy

Find-A-Grave entry for 2Lt Lincoln Delmar Bundy

Find-A-Grave entry for James Bundy

Find-A-Grave entry for Chloe G. Van Leuven Bundy