John J BOYLE

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ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-669969
AGE20 yo
DATE OF BIRTH29 august 1923
STATEPENNSYLVANIA
FAMILY--
RANK1st Lieutenant
FONCTIONBrowser / Viewer
JOB before ENLISTEMENT Photo FDLM
DATE of ENLISTEMENT 
SQUADRON328th Bomber Squadron
GROUP93rd Bomber Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH24 june 1944 boyle john tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATH--
DATA PLAN

B-24 Liberator - type J-90-CO - s/n 42-100294 GO*B
"Victory Belle"
Macr: 6742
Mission: Chateaudun (28) - Toussus-le-Noble (78)Bombardement sur Dreux
Take-Off: station 104 Hardwick, Norfolk UK


Shot down by flak - Avion partially removed 21000 feet to 8:45 before the explosion in flight (from the report of Lt. Ashton)

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY from Colleville

Map Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
B205
DECORATION
Purple Heart
Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
Distinguished Flying Cross
Photo FDLM
am 5olc
dfc
usaf 8AIRFORCE 93bg 328bs
STORY

On the morning of June 24, 1944, early on, the B-24 of the 93rd BG took off from their base in England for a bombing mission. The aim was the airfield of Dreux.

The bomber training without difficulty crossed the Channel and then took to the direction of Dreux. Among the equipment of the 328th BS, found the B-24 J (Nr 42-100294, pin up "Victory Bell") flown by Captain Roggenkamp and carrying 10 crew.

Around 8:40, the training came near Dreux and the goal was in sight. That's when the action began DCA forming a real anti-aircraft barrage. The bombers opened their bunkers preparing to drop their bombs when all of a sudden, the B-24 Captain Roggenkamp was hit hard at its bunkers still filled with bombs and engine # 2.

Three airmen located in bombers of the same training could observe the terrible accident: The device caught fire and immediately, the crew began to jettison his bombs to release the emergency exit and attempt a possible forced landing, he quickly lost altitude leaving training then turned to the right.

The pilot and co-pilot remained in control of their aircraft to allow their friend to evacuate the aircraft and emergency parachute. The bomber could not go further and outdoor exploded with another 4 men inside. The B-24 bomber crashed in the southwest above its target, before being unable to drop his bombs.

7 airmen have time to parachute but the penny has no luck because of debris from the explosion fell on his parachute and inflamed.

The airman crashes to the ground and is killed.

Bombardier Capt Roggenkamp was carrying 10 crew members whose names are

Capt ROGGENKAMP Norman Pilot Killed - Edwardsville Cemetery, Georgetown, Indiana  
Lt Col. PORTER Clarence Co-pilot  Killed - American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer   porter clarence r tombe
Lt ASHTON Morton R. Navigator  Prisoner - Stalag Luft 3 Sagan Silesia Bavaria  
Capt SCHILLING Kenneth W. Bomber  Escaped - Joined the maquis Freteval (41)  
Lt BOYLE John J. Browser / Viewer  Killed - American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer   boyle john tombe
2nd Lt HUITT Burl E. Gunner  Escaped - Joined the maquis Freteval (41)  
T/Sgt ARNOLD Lowell L. Mechanic  Killed - American Cemetery in Ardennes Neupre (Belg)  
T/Sgt STRACZEWSKI Adam J. radio-operater  Prisoner
S/Sgt WRIGHT Norman Gunner  Escaped - Joined the maquis Freteval(41)  
S/Sgt MILOT Eugene J. Gunner  Killed - American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer   milot eugene tombe
S/Sgt BIES Walter E. Gunner  Escaped - Joined the maquis Freteval (41)  

boyle roggenkamp crew

Crew of B 24

boyle b24

B 24 "Victory Belle"

boyle b24 1  boyle b24 2

INFORMATION SOURCESAssociation Forced Landing (PIERRE Jean et Jean-Luc GRUSON) - Francecrashes39-45.net
PICTURE SOURCEAssociation Forced Landing (PIERRE Jean et Jean-Luc GRUSON) - B24bestweb.com - Findagrave.com - B24bestweb.com
PROGRAMMERFrédéric & Renaud