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Edmund S Boice Jr

Military

Prisoner of War (POW) Ran out of fuel and crashed at Noyelles on 7/11/44 in B-24 #4128713

POW

Service

People

  • Homer Badgett

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 389th Bomb Group
    Homer Badgett was co-pilot on B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from Badgett's 17th mission on 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards. ...

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Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 564th Bomb Squadron
  • 735th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28713

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24 Serial 41-28713 of 389th Bomber Group / 564th Bomber Squadron, short on fuel on return from the mission of 11 July 1944 to the Munich marshalling yards. The plane exploded and crashed near Noyelles-lès-Seclin, about 5km southwest of Lille, France ...

Missions

  • 466

    11 July 1944
    More than 1000 planes bombed Munich. Flak cut our control cables to elevators and rudder. Flew back by wing trim tabs. Shippy spliced cables before landing. Nine hour ride. Flak hit Sgt Rollinger's oxygen mask and injured his nose and eyes.

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rocky Mountain, North Carolina
Prisoner of War (POW) Noyelles-lès-Seclin, France 11 July 1944
Lived in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2015 11:12:23 Lucy May Changes to role, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Combined three entries for Edmund Boice into a single entry. This entry now includes information from the following sources:

MACR 7491 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Liberator Men of Old Buc

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit History MACR 7491

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