SGT Stephen J Boudreaux Jr.

Louisiana, USA
Death 22 May 1944 (aged 21–22)
Chimbu (Simbu), Papua New Guinea
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Place Of Burial being Researched
Memorial ID 190837140 View Source
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Stephen served as a Sergeant & Gunner on F-7A "Under Exposed" #42-73052, 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, 6th Photographic Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Orleans Parish, Louisiana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on February 11, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a pattern and model maker and also as Married.

F-7A #42-73052 took off, with a crew of 11 and 2 other F-7As, from Nadzab Airfield, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on a combat mapping mission over Padaidori Island Group, Biak, Numfor Regency, Papua Province, Indonesia.

Shortly after takeoff they crashed, for an unknown reason, into Mount Wilhelm, Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea. The entire crew was lost in this crash.

Stephen was "Killed In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 38380560

He is believed to be interred somewhere in the area of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Airmen who perished on F-7A #42-73052:

Barstow, Loren G ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Boudreaux, Stephen J, Jr ~ Sgt, Gunner, LA
Connor, Jack S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, WA
Degollado, Luis ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Diamond, Leonard ~ Sgt, Photographer, CT
Dick, George ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Harvey, George M ~ Sgt, Gunner, PA
Maillie, Edwin P ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, IA
Puck, Douglas H ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, MN
Schmitt, John W ~ Sgt, Gunner, WA
Valentine, Harold M ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, LA

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )



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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 24 Jun 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 190837140
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Stephen J Boudreaux Jr. (1922–22 May 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 190837140, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Place Of Burial being Researched.