Edwin R Bosley

Military

LWG, Perot crew. Not the original LWG. Unknown crew. 381st BG, 533rd BS, 8th AF. Lost 11 January 1944 on mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. B-17F 42-5878 'Yankee Eagle' was rammed by an FW 190 between the #1 and #2 engines, knocking off the wing. The ship exploded and crashed. MACR 1874. Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft IV.
Akron, OH (Colorado)

The 1st Bomb Wing/381st BG did not hear the recall while over the continent. 180 out of 700 bombers continued the mission without fighter cover. The 533rd BS lost 6 of 9 aircraft. The 381st BG earned its second Distinguished Unit Citation.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19122617
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34408851
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator, Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-682093
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16101413
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15195620
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Badger's Beauty, Yankee Eagle
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow, Pomerania

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Akron, Ohio

Based

1944-01-11

Other

Prisoner of War

Germany 1944-01-11 Stalag Luft IV

Revisions

Date18 Mar 2018 04:36:22
ContributorARowe95
Sources

ARowe95

Date28 Feb 2018 13:59:12
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- MACR 1874 ;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date2 Feb 2018 04:10:22
ContributorARowe95
Sources

ARowe95

Date27 Sep 2014 18:08:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 1874, 8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia