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John J Boros

Military

John Boros was Flight Engineer/Top Turret gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was killed in the crash of B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 4660.
He is still listed as Missing In Action (MIA) at http://www.dpaa.mil/OurMissing/WorldWarII/wwii_main.aspx?br=aaf&a=b and is memorialized at the Florence American Cemetery in Italy.

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People

  • John Boyett

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    John BOYETT Jr was a Left Waist gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW) -...

  • Manley Dale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Manley Dale Jr was a Co-Pilot in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW) - Missing...

  • Stanley Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Stanley Dwyer, a graduate of Glasco High School and Kansas State College, enlisted in December 1941 and first served in the Signal Corps. He received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant at the Marfa Army Air Forces Flying School, Texas on 28...

  • Francis Gilhooley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Francis Gilhooley was Navigator in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was killed on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR...

  • Stephen Milewski

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Right Waist Gunner
    Stephen Milewski was a Right Waist gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW...

  • George Mitchell

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator
    George Mitchell was a Radio Operator in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW) -...

  • William Olfenius

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail gunner
    William Olfenius was a Tail gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was killed on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Missing Air Crew Report -...

  • Eugene Parker

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 463rd Bomb Group
    Eugene Parker Jr was a Ball Turret gunner in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Made a Prisoner of War (POW...

  • Prescott Piper

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Bombardier
    Prescott Piper was a Bombardier in the 463rd Bomb Group / 775th Bomb Squadron (15th Air Force), in Italy. He was killed on board B-17 # 42-31685 on the 10 May 1944 mission to the Wiener Neustadt aircraft factory, Austria. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR...

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Aircraft

  • 42-31685

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kingman 21/12/43; Denver 6/1/44; Jackson 11/1/44; Atlanta 12/1/44; Lakeland 13/1/44; Assigned 775BS/463BG Celone 9/3/44. Hit by Flak. Missing in Action Wiener Neustadt 10 May 1944 with Pilot Stanley N. Dwyer, Co-pilot: Manley...

Associated Place

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, New York, United States 6 October 1911
Killed In Action (KIA) near Vöstenhof, Austria 10 May 1944

Killed in the loss of B-17 # 42-31685

Lived in New York, New York, United States
Memorialized Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy

Still listed as Missing In Action, he is memorialized at the Florence American Cemetery in Italy

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 10:06:00 ED-BB Changes to place associations
Sources

Connected Place

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2015 10:24:12 ED-BB Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 4660
ABMC website
"Searching for Stanley - Unforgotten Hero of World War II", by Kay Hughes, niece and Harold E. Dwyer, brother, of Pilot Stanley N. Dwyer (iUniverse books - 2011)
Contacts with the Stanley Dwyer family.

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