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John Edward Lynch (b. July 29, 1915, d. March 09, 1978)John Edward Lynch (son of Jerimiah Francis Lynch and Catherine Veronica Scannell) was born July 29, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and died March 09, 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.He married LaVerne Rose Fiser on December 01, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Notes for John Edward Lynch:
John Edward Lynch is buried in:
Birmingham (AKA) Zimmerman Cemetery; 2511 Brownsville Road; Carrick, PA (German U.E. Cemetery??)
served on USS Dallas DD-144 WWII
On 25 October she cleared Norfolk to rendezvous with TF 34 bound for the invasion landings on North Africa. Dallas was to carry a US Army Raider battalion, and land them up the narrow, shallow, obstructed river to take a strategic airport near Port Lyautey, French Morocco. On 10 November she began her run up the Oued Sebou under the masterful guidance of Rene Malavergne, a civilian pilot who was to be the first foreign civilian to receive the Navy Cross. Under fire by cannon and small arms during the entire run, she plowed her way through mud and shallow water, narrowly missing the many sunken ships and other obstructions, and sliced through a cable crossing the river, to land her troops safely just off the airport. Her brilliant success in completing this mission with its many unexpected complications won her the Presidential Unit Citation. On 16 November she departed the African coast for Boston, arriving 26 November.
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the
UNITED STATES SHIP DALLAS
for service as set forth in the following
“For outstanding participation in the capture of Port Lyautey Airfield, French Morocco, November 10, 1942. With a U. S. Army raider detachment embarked, the DALLAS, crossing a treacherous bar against heavy surf in order to reach the mouth of the Sebou River, broke through a steel cable boom obstructing the channel, forced her course ten miles upstream under hostile fire, and successfully landed troops without material damage or loss of life. Her distinctive fulfillment of a difficult and hazardous mission contributed materially to the victorious achievement of the Northern Attack Group.”
For the President
/s/ Frank Knox
Secretary of the Navy
More About John Edward Lynch:
Birth Certificate: Zimmerman Cemetery; Carrick, PA.
Burial: Death Notice -.
Death Certificate: Marriage Certificate -.
Death Notice: Death Certificate -.
Marriage Certifica: Birth Certificate -.
More About John Edward Lynch and LaVerne Rose Fiser:
Marriage: December 01, 1942, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Children of John Edward Lynch and LaVerne Rose Fiser are:
- Jerry George Lynch, b. August 08, 1945, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- +Janet Catherine Lynch, b. February 16, 1950, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.