Beauford F Boswell

Military

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Suffered mechanical failure on Linz mission 25-Nov-44; Lost 2 x engines enroute to target. After aborting, crashed Iesi due to ground haze and late lighting of flare path; MACR 7536. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 32nd Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ong, Clay County, Nebraska 10 June 1921 Son of Ralph and Ethel May [Fisher] Boswell.

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA 18 August 1942 Los Angeles, California

Died

Iesi, Italy 25 November 1944 Suffered mechanical failure on Linz mission 25-Nov-44; crashed Iesi due to ground haze and late lighting of flare path; MACR 7536. Killed in Action (KIA)

Based

Lucera 25 November 1944 Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Buried

Ong cemetery, Ong, Nebraska Re-Interred Ong cemetery Ong, Clay County, Nebraska