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Willis DeWitt Boatwright

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Willis Boatright was a Ball Turret Gunner in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • James Davis

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Prisoner of War (POW). Re-enlisted as a Sergent in the USAAF in Albany, New York on 12 November 1946. James Davis served in the Air Force in Korea and Viet-Nam.

  • Samuel Detwiler

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    Samuel Detwiler was a Navigator in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Greenwood

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Robert Greenwood was a Co-Pilot in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Jennings Greuter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Jennings Greuter was a Tail Gunner in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Maisak

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    LaVern Maisak was a Left Waist Gunner in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Walter Slemensky

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    2nd Lt Walter Slemensky was a Bombardier in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lloyd Stoller

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Lloyd Stoller was a Top Turret Gunner in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harold Tucker

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Harold Tucker was a Pilot in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lawrence Witt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight Engineer/Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Lawrence Witt was a Flight Engineer/Gunner in the 96th Bomb Group / 339th Bomb Squadron. Shot down 12 May 1944 in B-17 #42-107123. Prisoner of War (POW). ...

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-107123

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 2 March 1944; Kansas City 7 March 1944; Grenier 21 April 1944. Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25 April 1944 (no operations). Transferred 339BS/96BG [BX- ] Horham 28 April 1944. Missing in Action Brux, Czechoslovakia, 12 May 1944 with Pilot...

Missions

  • 353

    12 May 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisiana, United States 10 October 1919
Enlisted Jacksonville AAF, Florida, United States 9 April 1941
Prisoner of War (POW) 12 May 1944 – May 1945

Captured near Usingen, Germany, he was interned at Stalag Luft 4 in Gross Tychow/Tychowo, Poland. Moved from there, he was liberated at Stalag 7A in Moosburg, Germany. NARA WWII POW records : "returned to Military control 1 June 1945."

Buried Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery, Monroe, Louisiana, United States 2016
Died Monroe, Louisiana, United States 30 May 2016

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2016 13:12:38 ED-BB Changes to middlename, service number, biography, events, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 5359
WWII Enlistment Records
NARA WWII POW records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5359 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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