|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1898, USA|
|Death: ||Dec. 15, 1944, Philippines|
He entered active duty in July 1941 from New Mexico, assigned to General Douglas MacArthur's force in the Philippine Islands.
In the aftermath of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 Dec 1941, Col. Boellner's units defending Cagayan Province on Mindanao, were intact and holding firm against invading enemy armies when all American forces in the Philippines were ordered to surrender on 10 May 1942.
Col. Boellner survived two and a half years as a prisoner of war of the Japanese in the Philippines. He was among the last 1,619 allied prisoners of war being transported to Japan abroad the infamous Oryoku Maru. He was killed in action on 15 December 1944 during a bombing in Subic Bay of this unmarked prison transport.
Louis Benjamin Boellner (1873 - 1951)
Grace Rees Boellner (1876 - 1917)
Hazel D Boellner (1899 - 1987)
Arden Reese Boellner (1898 - 1944)
Frances Leah Boellner Brough (1905 - 1971)**
Note: Entered the service from New Mexico.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Maintained by: Vonna
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56786959
NMMI Junior College Graduate|
Added: Feb. 22, 2012