Boyette, Irving H

Individual Personnel Data
Name Boyette, Irving H
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-829148
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #242 dated 10 December 1944, effective 10 December 1944.
  • Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report - transferred to Casual Pool, 70th Reinforcement Depot, Station 594, effective 2 May 1945.
Duty Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 2 May 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted to First Lieutenant effective 18 February 1945 per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 17 February 1945.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Roke House (A FLAK House) on 26 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #63 dated 22 March 1945.




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Boyette, Irving HPilotCT
2nd Lt. Dott, Donald ShropshireCo-pilotTBD
2nd Lt. Beltz, William RNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Frantzen, Donald JBombardierTR
CPL. Beall, Charles HRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Barber, Raymond CliffordEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Chapman, Ralph ReeseBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Graham, Ralph RTail GunnerTBD
SGT. Pohlmann, John HFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 33 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑37917. Landed away at RAF Wethersfield, Essex, due to weather. Apparently ferried to Ridgewell prior to 24 December mission.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97510 Combat Mission Credit
Took off from Ridgewell Airfield, AAF Station 167 (was unable to return to GU after prior day's mission due to weather) and flew the mission with the 381st BG, attacking their assigned primary target. Diverted to Sudbury Airfield, AAF Station 174, on return due to inclement weather.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Pilot 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Pilot 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Pilot 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38721.
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Pilot 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Pilot 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Pilot 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Pilot 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Pilot 43‑37917 Aircraft did not take off.
Low Squadron hot camera ship; did not take off.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Alconbury Airfield, AAF Station 102, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
264 3 February 1945 Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
265 9 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Lützkendorf, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Martlesham Heath Airfield, AAF Station 369, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Pilot 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Pilot 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
282 7 March 1945 Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Pilot 44‑8008 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
286 11 March 1945 Target: Vacuum Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bremen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy; PFF ship; lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
287 12 March 1945 Target: Railway Center
Type: Transportation
Location: Betzdorf, Germany
Pilot 44‑8789 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead; PFF ship.
Sortie Report
289 15 March 1945 Target: Army HQ
Type: Military
Location: Zossen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8789 Weather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified in mission documents.
Sortie Report
292 19 March 1945 Target: Braunkohle-Benzin Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Pilot 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Group Lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
296 24 March 1945 Target: Vechta Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Vechta, Germany
Pilot 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Pilot 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Pilot 44‑8649 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8541. Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
314 19 April 1945 Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Pilot 44‑8541 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
Sortie Report

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