Rex C Boeckman

Military

Object Number - UPL 24769 - 2nd Lt Rex C Boeckman 82FS,78FG, 8AF 27-Jul-44.

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 15086248
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ground crew

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Vee Gaile III
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 82nd Fighter Squadron

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Los Angeles County, CA, USA 1 May 1919 Son of Adolph E and Ruby B Boeckman.

Enlisted

Fort MacArthur, Meyler Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90731, USA 16 February 1942 Fort MacArthur San Pedro California

Other

Crashed

Bruning, NE 68322, USA 24 April 1944 Taxiing Accident Bruning AAF, Bruning, NE Cat 3 damage Lt Rex C Boeckman, 24-Apr-44. P-47D 42-74762 - 262CCTS 2AF.

Other

Promotion

Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 15 September 1944 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

Promotion

Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 6 December 1944 Promoted to Captain.

Other

End Tour of Duty (ETD)

England, UK 8 February 1945 Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died

Bakersfield, CA, USA 12 May 1996
Glendale, CA, USA

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