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Thomas Leslie Boggan

Military

2nd Lt Thomas Boggan was Bombardier on board of B-24H-25-FO, 42-95043, hit by Flak over France on the 1 August 1944 mission. The plane made it back to England but crashed (see the 42-95043 page). Boggan bailed out over France and, with the help of French citizens and members of the Resistance, he was hidden in the Fréteval Forest near Châteaudun, France. Leaving the camp on the approach of Allied forces, he was liberated when he met US troops at Mondoubleau. Escape & Evasion Report E&E 1090.
See his page at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fboggantl.html

Service

People

  • Herman Greenfeld

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Herman was involved in a mission directed at the Airdrome at Melun, France on 1 August 1944. His bomber was damaged heavily but managed to return to England and was ditched in the Thames River. Herman was severely injured and died at a civilian...

  • Theodore Guzik

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Ira King

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Donald Kraeger

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Paul Mathison

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 October 1944 Crashed at Osnabruck in B-24 #4250606 AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Edwin Ritter

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | 93rd Bomb Group

  • Bruno Rybicki

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-95043 Lindie ("Satan Strikes Back" ?)

    B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated Liberator B-24H-25-FO, 42-95043, "Lindie" ("Satan Strikes Back"?) was damaged by Flak above Northern France on return from the 1 August 1944 mission. Pilot Paul L. Mathison managed to bring the plane back to England. The Liberator crashed...

Missions

  • 508

    1 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 11 February 1917

McComb, Pike County, Mississippi

Lived in 1940

Marrero, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Bailed out 1 August 1944

of B-24 Serial 42-95043 over France

Evaded capture France 1 August 1944 – 14 August 1944

Helped by French citizens and members of the Resistance. Liberated by US troops.

Buried 1980

Thomas Boggan rests at the Hollywood Cemetery, McComb, Pike County, Mississippi

Died 3 March 1980

Westwego, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 April 2022 10:39:28 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 8234
Escape & Evasion Report E&E 1090

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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