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John T Boyle

Military

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 1 x combat missions. Shot down 16-Aug-1943 in B-17 42-29866. Evaded and returned (EVD/RTD)

Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Charles Bigler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions. Co-pilot of B-17 42-29866 'Judy B' on Hamburg mission, when pilot Lt Willis C Carlisle was killed at controls. A/C fought of fighters whilst in uncontrolled plunge from 16,000ft to 3,500ft 25...

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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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29866 'Judy B'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 27/2/43; Sioux City 16/3/43; Kearney 8/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-L] Kimbolton 21/4/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 16/8/43 with Chas Biglar, Bombardier: John Boyle, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Tyler,...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 83

    16 August 1943
    This mission consists of two elements of B-17s despatched to bomb the German airfields of Le Bourget (Paris), Poix and Abbeville, France. The first element is a combined force of 180 B-17s from: 91BG (21); 92BG (17); 303BG (20); 305BG (20); 306BG (20);...

Associated Place

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Elmwood Park, Illinois, USA 3 January 1920

Son of Everard and Elizabeth Boyle.

Enlisted Chicago, IL 2 March 1942

Chicago, Illinois

Based Kimbolton 1943 – 16 August 1943

Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out EVD Le Bourget, France 16 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Le Bourget; Shot down 16-Aug-1943 in B-17 42-29866. Evaded and returned (EVD/RTD) MACR 1352

EVD France 16 August 1943 – November 1943

Evaded capture (EVD) for 3 months.

Died Oshkosh, WI 27 January 2013
Buried Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, IL February 2013

Irving Park Cemetery
Chicago,
Cook County, IL

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 July 2019 19:21:01 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/84384031-john-t-boyle
https://www.fold3.com/record/527550267-john-t-boyle
http://8thairforce.com/members/missionsflownby.asp?perIdentification=4694
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/104526922/john-t-boyle

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:40 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1352 / MACR 1352, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p, 234; 379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 274 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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