Ernest Marshall Boyce

Military

Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 42-30033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War.
Earlier 10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, B17 42-5852 'The Natural' ' crashed at Oxfordshire with crew baling out near RAF Oakley. 5 of the crew were injured with all returning.

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little America
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Madison, Wisconsin

Other

Prisoner of War

1943-12-01

Revisions

Date10 Nov 2017 12:07:07
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/person.php?PersonKey=415;
- MACR 1335;
- Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1335, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 341, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=…