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2Lt Edwin Bernard “Ned” Boehme

2Lt Edwin Bernard “Ned” Boehme

New York, USA
Death 6 Jun 1944 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 55903223 · View Source
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Edwin served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-24H #42-52575, 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.

He resided in Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on December 1, 1942 in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a machine shop and also as being Single, without dependents.

B-24H #42-52575 took off from Pantanella, Italy on a bombing mission over Ploesti, Romania. After a successful bombing mission, and while returning to base, it was noticed that one of their engines was damaged apparently from ground anti-aircraft fire over the target. They crashed into the Adriatic Sea just off the coast of Yugoslavia during the war.

Edwin was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-699390

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Airmen who perished on B-24H #42-52575:

Boehme, Edwin B ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Claytor, William L, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, VA
Laub, Sherman ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NJ
Ledney, Paul ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
McGrath, John R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IA
Pemberton, Ralph L, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, AR
Whyte, Thomas R ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, TX

The rest of the crew survived the crash.

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 5 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55903223
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Edwin Bernard “Ned” Boehme (1924–6 Jun 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55903223, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .