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CPT Lawrence Gordon Boyts

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CPT Lawrence Gordon Boyts Veteran

Birth
New Mexico, USA
Death
18 Jun 1945 (aged 32–33)
Biskra, Algeria
Burial
Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA Add to Map
Plot
2, 0, 1739
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Lawrence served as a Captain & Pilot on C-54B #42-72372, 1252nd Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.


He resided in Jefferson County, Texas prior to the war.


C-54B #42-72372 took off from Casablanca, French West Africa on a ferrying mission to Karachi, India. They crashed, due to severe turbulence, 75 miles southeast of Biskra, Algeria during the war.


Lawrence died in the "Line Of Duty" in this crash.


He was originally interred in Algeria and was later repatriated here on August 26, 1949.


Service # O-323009


The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.


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Airmen who perished on C-54B #42-72372:


Boyts, Lawrence G ~ Capt, Pilot, TX

Cranmer, Arthur M ~ FO, Co-Pilot, NJ

Moss, Rowland R ~ T/Sgt, KS

Ryan, Edward J ~ Cpl, NH


Bio & Crew Report by:

Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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Military Information: Captain, U.S. Army Air Force


Married Marie on 21 Jan 1933 Cleveland, OK

Lawrence served as a Captain & Pilot on C-54B #42-72372, 1252nd Base Unit, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.


He resided in Jefferson County, Texas prior to the war.


C-54B #42-72372 took off from Casablanca, French West Africa on a ferrying mission to Karachi, India. They crashed, due to severe turbulence, 75 miles southeast of Biskra, Algeria during the war.


Lawrence died in the "Line Of Duty" in this crash.


He was originally interred in Algeria and was later repatriated here on August 26, 1949.


Service # O-323009


The reason he is named on a group headstone is because when soldier's were killed in close proximity to each other they were unable, at that time, to identify them separately and interred their remains together in one grave.


~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


Airmen who perished on C-54B #42-72372:


Boyts, Lawrence G ~ Capt, Pilot, TX

Cranmer, Arthur M ~ FO, Co-Pilot, NJ

Moss, Rowland R ~ T/Sgt, KS

Ryan, Edward J ~ Cpl, NH


Bio & Crew Report by:

Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Military Information: Captain, U.S. Army Air Force


Married Marie on 21 Jan 1933 Cleveland, OK



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