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CPL Howard A Bohn
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Birth: 1926
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1944, Germany

Parents: Aloysius Henry "Al" Bohn and Naomi I. Leggitt.

On the 1930 Black Dog, Osage Co., OK Census, he is listed as Howard A. Bohn, a 4 year old, Oklahoma native, living with his parents, Al H. and Naomi I. Bohn, residing at 1317 North Union Avenue.
On the 1940 Black Dog, Osage Co., OK Census, he is listed as Howard Bohn, a 14 year old, Oklahoma native, living with his father and stepmother, Al H. and Mabel Bohn, residing at 1317 North Union Avenue.

*The Nickname of the Aircraft was "Kidley Divey". This grave in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery marks the final resting place for four individuals, including Howard A. Bohn, who were killed while aboard this B-17G aircraft. that had departed from Station 109, Podington Airfield, Bedfordshire, England on a bombing raid to Merseberg, Germany. Targets of their mission were: Attacks on synthetic oil plants and refinery. There was only 1 survivor. The only survivor was captured as a prisoner of war.

*This B-17 Flying Fortress, 42-102426, “Kidley Divey” and crew were assigned to the 407th Squadron of the 92nd Bomb Group. On September 11, 1944 the aircraft was shot down over Merseburg, Germany while bombing the oil refineries. The Bombardier F/O Anderson was the only survivor and spent the rest of the war in a POW Camp. On November 15, 1949 four members of the crew were buried in Section E Site 188 at the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery.

2/Lt William J. McIlone, Pilot Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
2/Lt Ezra N. Loyd, Copilot Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
2/Lt Stanley A. Sobotik, Navigator Netherlands American Cemetery
F/O Ralph H. Anderson, Bombardier - POW at Stalag Luft 1
T/Sgt Paul J. Garman, Gunner/Engineer Netherlands American Cemetery
S/Sgt Douglas M. Fulkerson, Radio Operator Netherlands American Cemetery
S/Sgt James E. Sheehan Jr., Gunner KIA (Killed in this crash & buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY).
Cpl Howard A. Bohn, Gunner Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Cpl Elmer S. Kirby Jr., Tailgunner Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
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U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006.
Name: Howard A Bohn
Service Info.: CPL US AIR FORCE WORLD WAR II
Death Date: 11 Sep 1944
Cemetery: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 4701 Brownsboro Road Louisville, KY 40207
Buried At: Section E Site 188.

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Howard A Bohn
Service Info.: CPL US Air Force
Death Date: 11 Sep 1944
Interment Date: 15 Nov 1949
Cemetery: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 4701 Brownsboro Road Louisville , KY 40207
Buried At: Section E Site 188.

World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing Army and Army Air Forces Personnel from:
Oklahoma: Howard A. Bohn, CPL; DOW (Died of wounds).
*Note, per D & D Bohn: Even though it has DOW, Howard was killed while aboard the aircraft.

Bohn, Howard A, d. 09/11/1944, CPL 407 BAND SQDN 92 BOMB GROUP AC WWII, Group Burial, Plot: E 188-189, bur. 11/15/1949, * 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Aloysius Henry Bohn (1892 - 1958)
  Naomi I. Leggitt Bohn (1900 - 1993)
 
Inscription:
CPL, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: E, 188-189
 
Maintained by: Dolores & Danny Bohn
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3296186
CPL Howard A Bohn
Added by: Virginia Parker Reinhart
 
CPL Howard A Bohn
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Alan Brownsten
 
 
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Tulsa County, Oklahoma...Died Of Wounds...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Feb. 26, 2016

- Dolores & Danny Bohn
 Added: Mar. 4, 2010
 
 
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