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John Evans Boyett Jr

Military

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) - Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 4660.

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People

  • John Boros

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
    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....

  • 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 Goodwell, Oklahoma, United States 19 January 1923

the son of John E. Boyett and Eunice (Love) Boyett

Enlisted Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States 14 January 1943
Made a Prisoner of War (POW) Schrattenbach, Austria 10 May 1944

Captured at noon near Schrattenbach, ±6km North of Vöstenhof

Prisoner of War (POW) Gross Tychow (Tychowo), Poland 10 May 1944 – 2 May 1945

Interned at Stalag Luft 4, Gross Tychow / Tychowo, Poland. Liberated on 2 May 1945 by the Russians. NARA WWII POW records : “Returned to Military Control 9 June 1945”.

Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas, United States 2012
Died Amarillo, Texas, United States 23 July 2012
Lived in Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma, United States

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2020 10:06:35 ED-BB Changes to place associations
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Date Contributor Update
29 December 2015 15:40:02 ED-BB Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

MACR 4660
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
"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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