Fount Boyd Bartley


Object Number - UPL 48890 - 15-June-1944 Left to Right Top: David Appenzellar, Observer; Eddie Rosenburg, Navigator; Tom Smith, Co-Pilot; Richard R Hruby, Pilot; Herman...

Shot down 29 April 1944 in B-24 41-29513. Returned to base.

Boyd was the twin of Lloyd both gunners with 506th Sqdn 44th BG. and unusually by their own request - both serving on Lt. Hruby's crew. When the plane was downed in the North Sea and they were rescued by the Royal Navy one British seaman administering the 'rubdowns' couldn't believe his eyes thinking he'd attended the same man twice over.


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Units served with

The insignia of the 44th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 7284340
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Silver Haired Daddy
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Sabrina III
  • Unit: 44th Bomb Group 506th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date Description


Indiahoma, Oklahoma 17 May 1922


Date8 Apr 2021 02:22:08
ContributorAdam Bartley
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Date8 Apr 2021 02:04:51
ContributorAdam Bartley
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Date7 Apr 2021 21:19:54
ContributorAdam Bartley
ChangesChanges to aircraft associations
Date4 Dec 2019 14:48:40
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Biography completed by historian Helen Millgate. Information sourced from correspondence files and articles related to the service of Fount B. Bartley.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:09:43
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roll of Honor

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