Bossinger, George Alpheus

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bossinger, George Alpheus   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 33365644   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, effective 11 March 1943.
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 26 June 1943
Results Evaded Capture
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 20 April 1915
  • Ordered to attend Gunnery School at Snettisham, Norfolk, for approximately 10 days beginning on or about 30 May 1943, on SO #21 dated 30 May 1943. Students are required to bring .50 cal. Ammunition, gas mask, steel helmet, mess equipment, blankets, clothing for ten days, and draw 'PX rations' in advance.
  • Appointed Technical Sergeant effective 15 June 1943 per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 18 June 1943.
Related Documents Escape & Evasion Report # 174 (Filesize N/A)
Post Loss Document File #3 (0.759 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Kowalski, Ellwood DavidPilotKIFA
2nd Lt. Bell, Joseph WCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Eggers, Samuel Andrew, JrNavigatorKIFA
2nd Lt. Murphy, Leo AmbroseBombardierKIFA
S/SGT. Blaise, Jean LeRoyRadio Operator / GunnerKIFA
S/SGT. Bossinger, George AlpheusEngineer / Top Turret GunnerEV
SGT. Penick, Eugene WalkerBall Turret GunnerPOW
SGT. Majors, Hugh DavidTail GunnerTR
SGT. Hardin, David JacksonFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. McKnight, Harry AlvinFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 1 Combat Mission.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
3 26 June 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑30048 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Attacked by enemy aircraft; crashed near Laon, France. No MACR. This aircraft was repaired and flown by the Luftwaffe.
Sortie Report

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