Merle Hunter Boyce

Military

Object Number - UPL 52949 - S/Sgt Merle H Boyce, 401BG.

Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Harry Ahlers crew.

Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12120324 / O-835109
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Shape
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Diabolical Angel
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1926-03-09

Enlisted

Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, CA 1944-04-13 Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California

Died

2005-01-21

Buried

Green Hills Memorial Park Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, CA 2005-01-24 Green Hills Memorial Park Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County, California

Based

Deenethorpe Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

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