43-3407           B25D   Van Volkenburg (MACR 14692)

 

On 5 September 1945, a B-25D, # 43-3407, assigned to 10th Air Force, 8th Reconnaisance Group, 40th Reconnaisance Squadron, departed the airfield at Alipore, India, on a flight to Sylet, India. The crew were:

 

                                              Pilot                             2ndLt Lyle D. Van Volkenburg            0-2009405

                                              Co-Pilot                       2ndLt Henry G. Weaver Jr.                  0-2009908

                                              Engineer                      Sgt Edward P. Coon                             11131257

                                              Radio Operator            SSgt Joseph P. Linkevich                     13051977

The next-of-kin listed were:

                                             Weaver                        Doris E Weaver, W, 223 Millikin St, Darlington, SC

                                             Van Volkenburg          Laverne V Van Volkenburg, W, 4 Rod Rd, Alden, NY

                                             Linkevich                    Florence M Linkevich, W, 407 Rolling Mill Ave, Tamaqua, PA

                                             Coon                            Elizabeth MCoon, M, 36 Robey St, Roxbury, Mass.

VAN VOLKENBURG, LYLE DANIEL, Second Lieutenant, # 0-2009405, USAAF

 

Lyle D. van Volkenburg was born on 20 June 1916 in to John van Volkenburg (1889-1934) (Canada) and (1st) Mildred (Baker) van Volkenburg (1897-1923) (2nd) Olive J. (Yentzer) van Volkenburg (1885-1949). Siblings included Thelma M. (van Volkenburg) Palmeter (1917-1998), Marjorie (van Volkenburg) Palmeter (1918-1991), Mable van Volkenburg (1918-1973), and Doris (van Volkenbrg) Black (1920-1992). He was married to LaVerna Elberta (Villone) Trebes nee van Volkenburg (1921-1985). They had two children.

 

After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight schools through advanced school to fly the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 5 September 1945, a B-25D, # 43-3407, assigned to 10th Air Force, 8th Reconnaisance Group, 40th Reconnaisance Squadron, departed the airfield at Alipore, India, on a flight to Sylet, India. The B-25 crashed and the crew killed near Sylhet, India. The remains of the crew (Coon, Linkevich, van Volkenburg, Weaver) were indistinguishable and were buried in a group burial and ceremony in the Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Virginia, on 4 August 1949 (Sec. B, Grave 3640).

Lyle D. Van Volkenburg