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Beauford F Boswell

Military

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Suffered mechanical failure on Linz mission 25-Nov-44; Lost 2 x engines enroute to target. After aborting, crashed Iesi due to ground haze and late lighting of flare path; MACR 7536. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • Vernon Johnson

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. 26 x combat missions. Suffered mechanical failure on Linz mission 25-Nov-44; crashed Iesi due to ground haze and late lighting of flare path; Badly injured, both legs broken and with most of his upper torso badly burnt...

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 32nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-8001

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 10/5/44; Langley 27/6/44; Dow Fd 18/7/44; Assigned 32BS/301BG as PFF Lucera 30/7/44; Mech failure on Linz mission 25/11/44 with Vernon O Johnson, Beauford F Boswell, Edward D Molloy, Francis J Hanley, Moses D Stone, Melvin R Humphrey,...

Associated Place

  • Lucera

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ong, Clay County, Nebraska 10 June 1921

Son of Ralph and Ethel May [Fisher] Boswell.

Enlisted Los Angeles, CA 18 August 1942

Los Angeles, California

Based Lucera 1944 – 25 November 1944

Assigned 32BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Iesi, Italy 25 November 1944

Suffered mechanical failure on Linz mission 25-Nov-44; crashed Iesi due to ground haze and late lighting of flare path; MACR 7536. Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried Ong cemetery, Ong, Nebraska 1948

Re-Interred
Ong cemetery
Ong,
Clay County, Nebraska

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2019 09:07:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29429751
https://www.fold3.com/image/319679986
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762405?rec=299304682
https://www.fold3.com/record/85015727-beauford-f-boswell
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47030577/beauford-f-boswell

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