Myron Francis Boerschinger

Military
media-40017.jpeg UPL 40017 Myron F. Boerschinger, T/SGT

Personal records

Object Number - UPL 40017 - Myron F. Boerschinger, T/SGT

My Dad was a quiet, kind hearted man who talked little about his service as he wished to put it in the past, but was a very proud American who loved his country. He flew 19 x missions with the 392nd BG until February, 1944 when the crew as transferred to the 389th BG to serve as a Path Finder Force crew. They flew 8 x missions as PFF with the 389th BG between 22 March 1944 until his plane, B-24 41-28676, was shot down 29 April 1944 on a bombing mission to Berlin. The story of the crew was memorialized in German by Jens Schaper, who witnessed the crash as a young German boy in Papsen near Siedenburg, Germany, and translated by Robert H. Franke. My Father together with the rest of crew were taken prisoner and subsequently taken to Stalag XVII-B where they remained until the Forced March to Braunau, where they were finally liberated by American troops in June, 1945. He was finally discharged September 26, 1945 and returned to Dallas, Texas to his wife, my mother, Dorothy. My Dad worked with GM and vintage automobiles all of his life until he passed away at the young age of 59 in July, 1970. He was a wonderful person who endured many hardships in his life, including surviving smallpox, but would literally give you the shirt off of his back. He was my hero.



Awards: AM (3OLC), POW, WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

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Units served with

The insignia of the 389th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 392nd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 392nd Bomb Group 44th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron 68th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11065707 / O-797531
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 389th Bomb Group 564th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Exterminator II
  • Unit: 392nd Bomb Group 579th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Cecil, WI 8 October 1911 Son of John and Elsie [Gibson] Boerschinger.

Enlisted

Los Angeles, CA 8 July 1942 Los Angeles, California

Other

Baled out POW

Dümmer, Germany 29 April 1944 Shot down 29-Apr-44 in B-24 41-28676. POW.

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Krems an der Donau, Austria 29 April 1944 - 7 June 1945 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIb.

Other

Discharged USAAF

26 September 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

Dallas, TX 11 July 1970

Buried/ Commemorated

Laurel Land Memorial Park Dallas, Dallas County, TX 14 July 1970 Laurel Land Memorial Park Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
Dallas, Texas, USA

Based

Hethel 29 April 1944 Assigned 564BS, 389BG, 8AF USAAF.

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Corrected a typo in the "Summary biography" - "kindhearted" was misspelled.

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4494 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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