SSgt Robert H Boyd

SSgt Robert H Boyd

Birth
New Jersey, USA
Death 23 Mar 1945 (aged 22–23)
Germany
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot F Row 20 Grave 25
Memorial ID 56296989 · View Source
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Robert served as a Staff Sergeant & Tail Gunner on B-24L (#44-49573), 329th Bomber Squadron, 93rd Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Hudson County, New Jersey prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on January 15, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey. He was noted as being employed as a Stock Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Robert was "Killed In Action" when his B-24 was shot down by German flak over Munster, Germany during the war. He was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Purple Heart.

Service # 32607560

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Airmen who perished on B-24L (#44-49573):

Biggers, Charles E ~ Maj, Squadron Commander, South Carolina
Boyd, Robert H ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, New Jersey
Farwell, Donald C ~ 1st Lt, Radar Operator, New Hampshire
Horwitz, Roy ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, Illinois
Krall, Edward J ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, New York
Liller, Charles E ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, Maryland
Orwig, Paul E ~ S/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Pennsylvania
Powell, James M ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, New York
Wile, Ralph W ~ T/Sgt, Eng/Top Turret Gunner, Ohio

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Airmen who became POW's from B-24L (#44-49573):

Diez, Jose V T ~ 2nd Lt, Connecticut
Howering, Frederick S ~ 1st Lt, Co-Pilot, New Jersey
Spencer, Wallace J ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, Ohio

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

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Robert H Boyd (1922–23 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56296989, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .