Airman Boxberger Dies Over France

WW II air force, WW II Us bombers, KIA, France

Bruce O. Boxberger was born in 1924. He was the son of Harry Martin Boxberger and Alice Mary Fletter. He had married Jacqueline Reta Mungovan in 1941.

Boxberger enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. Served during World War II. Boxberger had the rank of Staff Sergeant. His military occupation or specialty was Left Waist Gunner. Service number assignment was 35553460. Attached to 490th Bomber Group, Heavy, 851st Bomber Squadron.

On June 22, 1944 he was on the crew of the B-24J Liberator #44-40464 "You're Safe at Home!" during a tactical bombing mission to Tournan-in-Brie, France. It was reported that they were shot down near Paris with one of their wings blown off. They crashed near Louviers, France. There were no survivors.

Bruce O Boxberger is buried or memorialized at Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.