Jerome Boxer

Jerome Boxer, 1944
Jerome Boxer, 1944
Recent Address: 59 Franklin Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583
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Family Info: Parents: Samuel and Sarah; Wife: Evelyn; Children: Martin, Deborah; Siblings: Bert, Evelyn
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Date Entered Service: November 12, 1942
Service Number: 32626985
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron: 770th
Location of Unit: Hays, KS (January, 1943)
Missions Flown: 35
Hump Missions: 18+
Targets: Yawata Steel Works (6/14/44), Mukden, Tokyo, Yokahama, Kobe, Singapore (2x), Omura, Saigon, many more
Awards: Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross
Service Schools: Aircraft Armament 1943; Central Fire Control 1943
MOS: MOS 580-Remote Control Turret Machine Gunner
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-63386 Globe Girdle Myrtle, Dottie (unknown serial no.)
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Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Builder of private homes and apartment houses. Worked as supervisor, rebuilt blast furnaces at steel mills, ran real estate management office
Thoughts About the 58th: Most memorable thoughts are: First mission to Japan at Yawata on 6/14/44. Two emergency landings at Chunking and Xian when we could not reach base due to aircraft damage. The tremendous updraft experienced on second fire bomb mission to Tokyo will always be with me .Most meaningful are friendships with crew members that I developed. They have lasted over 50 years due to yearly reunions.
Comments: Mr. Boxer passed away December 19, 2014.
Jerome Boxer, 1997
Jerome Boxer, 1997

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