Lawrence Hector Bouchard

Military

Object Number - UPL 38511 - Lt. Lawrence H. Bouchard, of Ogdensburg, NY, served with the 369th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group, from April 1943 through 14 August 1944...

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, VIII Fighter Command. Completed 300hrs combat and returned home.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to Lt Colonel in the reserves. Worked as a carpenter at St Lawrence Psychiatric Center for more than 30 years until retirement in 1975.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 368th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 369th Fighter Squadron
A P-47 Thunderbolt (IV-L, serial number 42-8545) nicknamed "Mary" of the 359th Fighter Group.
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Mary Georgette
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 369th Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ogdensburg, NY 13669, USA 7 September 1915 Son of Hector and Minnie [Montroy] Bouchard.

Enlisted

Albany, NY, USA 6 May 1941

Other

Promoted

Wretham IP24, UK 29 March 1944 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

Crashed

Wretham IP24, UK 19 July 1944 Landing Accident East Wretham/Sta 133 Cat 3 damage Lt Lawrence H Bouchard, 19-Jul-44. P-51B10 42-106611 - 368FS* 359FG 8AF.

Other

Transferred

Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, UK 14 August 1944 Transferred to HQ Sqn, VIII Fighter Command.

Died

11 September 2000

Based

East Wretham Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.
Ogdensburg, NY 13669, USA

Buried

5968 NY-812, Ogdensburg, NY 13669, USA Foxwood Memorial Park Ogdensburg St Lawrence County New York USA

Revisions

Date11 Jan 2018 17:02:09
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date21 Apr 2017 14:52:34
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
- Son, Gary Bouchard, Unit History

Date27 Sep 2014 18:18:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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