Frank R Boyles

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 18281 - Lt later Capt Frank R Boyles. 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF later 335th FS, 4th FG, 8AF,

Joined RAFVR, service pilot training in US, shipped overseas to ETO, operational training at OTU, assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, transferred to 335 FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF 16-9-42, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 26-10-42, promoted to Captain 1-9-43, transferred to MOR at 65 Fighter Wing Headquarters. 16-10-43
On DS (Detached Service) with 335FS when he went down.
Killed in action near Celle, Germany. He was last seen at the start of a big dogfight in the same area. Shot down 8 April 1944 in P-51C 43-7098.
Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 3612.

AM w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 335th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Thanlyin, Myanmar (Burma) 24 July 1920 Born - 24 July 1920 Syriam, Burma.

Other

Transferred

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 16 September 1942 - 16 October 1943 Transferred to 335th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF 16-9-42.

Other

Promoted

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 26 October 1942 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant 26-10-42.

Other

Promoted

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1 September 1943 Promoted to Captain 1-9-43.

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Transferred

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 16 October 1943 Transferred to MOR at 65 Fighter Wing Headquarters. 16-10-43.

Died

Celle, Germany 8 April 1944 He was last seen at the start of a big dogfight in the same area. Shot down in P-51C 43-7098 near Celle, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA). 8-4-44. MACR 3612.

Buried

Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial.
Mt Vernon, NY, USA

Other

Assigned

Kirton in Lindsey, Gainsborough, North Lincolnshire DN21, UK 16 September 1942 Assigned to 121 [Eagle] Sqn RAF.

Other

Joined RAFVR

Canada Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Other

Service pilot training

Tulsa, OK, USA Service pilot training in US.

Other

Shipped overseas

Merseyside, UK Shipped overseas to ETO.

Other

Operational training

Great Britain, United Kingdom Operational training at OTU. Conversion to Hurricane and Spitfires.

Revisions

Date21 Oct 2015 10:29:12
Sources

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from :
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list;
MACR 3612;
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

ABMC, MACR 3612 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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