Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
Also Remembered At
Born: December 30, 1919
at Jefferson, IA
Entered Service in the US
Army Air Corps from Storm Lake, IA
09, 1944 at the age of 24
The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism August 09,
1944 at L'Isle Adam RR Bridge, Seine River, France
Lindsey was leading thirty B-26 (Martin) bombers on a vital
mission over Pontoise, France on August 9, 1944 to destroy a
strategic, enemy-held railroad bridge over the Seine River.
During the bomb run his aircraft was hit and the right engine
burst into flames. Knowing the gas tanks might explode, Captain
Lindsey maintained his course to complete his bomb run. He then
ordered his crew to bail out, while struggling to maintain
control of his rapidly falling aircraft to facilitate the
evacuation of his crew. The last crewman to leave the crippled
B-26 was the bombardier, who offered to lower the wheels in
order to permit Captain Lindsey to bail out through the nose
hatch. Realizing such action might jeopardize the bombardier's
own chance of escape by throwing the airplane into a spin,
Lindsey refused and ordered the bombardier to jump to safety.
Immediately after the last crewman jumped from the plane, it
broke into flames, then exploded in mid-air killing Captain