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Prentice R Boston

Military

Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. John Childers crew. Completed tour. Returned to USA with B-24 'Chug A Lug' for war bonds tour.

Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Childers

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Completed tour. Returned to USA with B-24 'Chug A Lug' for war bonds tour. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 345th Bomb Squadron

    345th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

Aircraft

  • 41-11766 Chug A Lug

    B-24 Liberator
    Flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Leroy B Morgan, returning to Libya, 1 KIA [T/Sgt James VanNess, NJ] and 2 WIA (2nd Lt Victor Larson - Navigator, and T/Sgt Robert L. Tipton - Engineer).

Associated Place

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Hannibal, OH 16 May 1907

Son of Clara McMullen.

Lived in Moundsville, WV 1942
Enlisted Clarksburg, WV 13 October 1942

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Based Benina 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 345BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF.

Hosptalised RTD Libya September 1943 – October 1943

Hosptalised Libya, Sep-Oct 43
Left Elbow and Left Forearm Shrapnel, RTD.

Discharged USAAF 8 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died Marshall County, WV 22 July 1966
Buried Riverview Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, WV 25 July 1966

Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia

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