Bonar, Buryl Kenneth

Individual Personnel Data
Name Bonar, Buryl Kenneth, "Buck"   
Rank Sergeant
Serial Number 39832844   
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 Flexible Gunner
Last Duty Date TBD
Results TBD
Additional Information
  • The last name appears in official records variously as BONAR and BONAL: the use of BONAR in the 384th Personnel database is predicated on the assignment orders, and the spelling on his gravestone.
  • There is no further documentation of his service with the 384th beyond his initial assignment. There is some indication that he served in the 44th BG 67th BS in B-24s, which list his 28 combat missions flown in 1945.

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
Flt. Ofcr. Cuddeback, Thomas APilotPOW
Flt. Ofcr. Adair, Luther Ewell, JrCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Singer, George RobertNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Dillon, James Francis, Jr, "Bud"BombardierPOW
S/SGT. Fink, Philip JamesRadio Operator / GunnerEV
S/SGT. Suchy, Albert LeonardEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Bessey, Edward ThomasBall Turret GunnerKIA
SGT. Bonar, Buryl Kenneth, "Buck"Flexible GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Riley, John HFlexible GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Schmid, Charles EFlexible GunnerTR

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