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Harold E Boling

Military

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Phil Lichty

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. Killed in Action (KIA). Awards: PH.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-38030 My Achin' B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/6/44; Kearney 28/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-E] Chelveston 14/7/44; Missing in Action Hanover 22/10/44 with Phil Lichty, 2Lt Robert Coverstone, 2Lt John L Touchett, 2Lt Michael J Veraa, S/Sgt Albert B...

Missions

  • 685

    22 October 1944

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Decatur County, IN 1918
Enlisted Fort Benjamin, Harrison, IN 31 December 1941
Based Thurleigh 1944 – 22 October 1944

Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Thurleigh, UK 22 October 1944

Killed in the collision with B-17 43-38133 in poor weather over Thurleigh on return from Hannover mission. KIA.

Buried 23 October 1944

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot D Row 7 Grave 43

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2019 19:53:26 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/88763402-harold-e-boling
https://www.fold3.com/record/529900369-harold-e-boling
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762499?rec=299327195
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56287912/harold-e-boling

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 14:10:37 A. van Erp Changes to events
Sources

www.wwiimemorial.com

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 14:08:26 A. van Erp Changes to service number, role and awards
Sources

www.wwiimemorial.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / The Mighty Eighth Combat Chronology Supplement, 1942-45; p. 170.

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