Captain Howard B. Lynch died when the Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Flossie" came down on the Isle of Man having taken off from Langford Lodge, Co. Antrim.
Captain Howard B. Lynch (O-801564) served in 312th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, 8th United States Army Air Force during the Second World War. He was born in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Lynch died on 6th July 1944 while serving as a pilot on B-24H #42-50762 “Flossie”. The plane crashed on high ground on North Barrule southwest of Ramsey, Isle of Man while en-route to Great Britain from Langford Lodge Airfield, Co. Antrim. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters.
Burial first took place at Lisnabreeny American Military Cemetery, Belfast. After the war, Lynch was repatriated to Plot D, Row 4, Grave 94 of Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridgeshire, England.