Robert Gregory Boudon

Military

Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-821248
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35151793
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32624262
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33540568
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

Aircraft

An airman of the 95th Bomb Group with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102447) nicknamed "El's Belles". First handwritten caption on reverse: 'F/L on last of 365's bases in Belgium other side "Angels Sister" [name struck-out and annotated 'No'] 365 FG C Johnson/icm/75' Second handwritten caption on reverse: 'BG-A 95 BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: El's Belles
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lucky Lady Screaming Eagle
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 335th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Cactus Pete
  • Unit: 447th Bomb Group 708th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Worry Bird
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 19 July 1944
  • Official Description: More than 1,100 Heavy Bombers, operating in 5 forces, attack targets in Germany, including 2 plants producing hydrogen peroxide (an ingredient in V-weapon fuels), a chemical plant, 2 aircraft factories, 4 ball bearing plants, 6 Marshalling Yards, 4...

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Port Allegany, PA 1919-10-21 Son of Henry Lawrence and Agnes Milvida [Boland] Boudon.
Olean, NY

Enlisted

Pittsburgh, PA 1941-07-21 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 1944-07-08 - 1944-10-18 Completed a 30 combat mission tour

Died

Westlake, OH 2018-06-16 ROBERT G. BOUDON, age 98. A humble servant has left his earthly home to begin his life in heaven, reunited with his beloved wife Peggy (Margaret Ann Honsberger). Bob was born in Port Allegany, PA. During WWII Bob served as Captain of a B-17 Bomber, flying missions to Germany, Russia and Poland. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war Bob and Peggy settled in Olean, N.Y. and later moved to Lakewood, OH. Left behind to celebrate his life are children Claudia Pawlak (Ray, deceased), Greg (Sue), Jim (deceased), Betsy Guild (Jacek), Christopher, Margy Poorman, Larry (Lynn), Mike (Nancy), Barb Samanta (Supriya). Loving Grandpa to 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by four siblings. After retiring from his sales career, Bob and Peg moved to Westlake. Bob volunteered into his 90’s as a Eucharistic Minister and Usher at St. Bernadette Church. Our Dad was a wonderful husband and father, who loved his family beyond measure. His life was an example of strong faith, hard work, humor, generosity and so much more. We will miss him. Funeral Mass at St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Rd., Friday, June 22 at 10:30am. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Friends may call in the McGORRAY-HANNA FUNERAL HOME OF WESTLAKE, 25620 CENTER RIDGE ROAD, WESTLAKE, OHIO 44145 THURSDAY 2 - 4 and 6 - 8PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to Camilla Hall Nursing Home, c/o Mission Advancement, 1140 King Rd., Immaculatta, PA 19345

Buried

Lakewood Park Cemetery Rocky River, Cuyahoga County, OH 2018-06-19 Lakewood Park Cemetery Rocky River, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, US