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Stephen Lindley Jr. Served in the 8th United States Army Air Force as a bombardier with the 91st Bomb Group, 322 Squadron. Flew on the first U.S. bombing raid of Germany in January 1943 and on 24 subsequent raids. Shot down and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Raised by his grandparents, Neil and Clara Pederson. Preceded in death by his parents, J.S.[H S] Lindley, Sr and Gladys Pederson Lindley; and his first wife, Doris Sampson Lindley. Information extracted from obituary in Abilene Reporter News.
Field Title Value Meaning ARMY SERIAL NUMBER 18066336 18066336 NAME LINDLEY#STEPHEN#H#JR#### LINDLEY#STEPHEN#H#JR#### RESIDENCE: STATE 85 TEXAS RESIDENCE: COUNTY 503 YOUNG PLACE OF ENLISTMENT 8684 GOODFELLOW FIELD SAN ANGELO USE FOR NO 1 TEXAS DATE OF ENLISTMENT DAY 06 06 DATE OF ENLISTMENT MONTH 01 01 DATE OF ENLISTMENT YEAR 42 42 GRADE: ALPHA DESIGNATION AV#C Aviation Cadet GRADE: CODE 9 Aviation Cadet BRANCH: ALPHA DESIGNATION AC# Air Corps BRANCH: CODE 20 Air Corps FIELD USE AS DESIRED # # TERM OF ENLISTMENT 5 Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law LONGEVITY ### ### SOURCE OF ARMY PERSONNEL 0 Civil Life NATIVITY 85 TEXAS YEAR OF BIRTH 21 21 RACE AND CITIZENSHIP 1 White, citizen EDUCATION 5 1 year of college CIVILIAN OCCUPATION 920 Unskilled occupations in production of petroleum MARITAL STATUS 6 Single, without dependents COMPONENT OF THE ARMY 6 Army of the United States - includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in the Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of the United States under Army Regulations 605-10 CARD NUMBER # # BOX NUMBER 0274 0274 FILM REEL NUMBER 2.131 2.131
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We searched the Access to Archival Databases (AAD) and located the World War II Army Enlistment Records database that includes a file pertaining to Stephen H. Lindley Jr. Please use the information in this file when requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
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