Bostwick, George Eugene, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1946-1946, AAF MOS 1065, 63rd Fighter Squadron - Panthers
Service Years
1941 - 1963
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1919
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Bostwick, George Eugene, Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Dayton, Ohio
Last Address
Fort Worth, Texas

Date of Passing
Feb 06, 1990
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Commander


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  1961, American Fighter Aces Association
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In WWII he was credited with destroying 8 enemy aircraft in aerial combat plus 2 damaged and 6 destroyed on the ground.
Little is known about his post-war career in the USAAF/USAF except that he was stationed in OH; AL; La Jolla, CA; and Chateauroux, France.  He was promoted to Lt. Col. Oct 19, 1950 and to Col. Apr 15, 1953. It is also known that beside the BS at Stanford (years unknown), he got an MS in Industrial Engineering (school & years unknown, possibly also Stanford.)
The location of his remains is unknown.

Synopsis of his Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during World War II
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: George E. Bostwick, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the EIGHTH Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

General Orders: Headquarters, 8th Air Force, General Orders No. 489 (1944)

Service: Army Air Forces

Division: 8th Air Force


This Remembrance is based upon, and credited to, the research of USMF member Ian Phillips "Sabrejet" (user name) which may be seen at this link: http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=58080&hl= 
   
Other Comments:
Sources:
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_bostwick_g_e.php
http://www.cieldegloire.com/fg_056.php
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/56th_Operations_Group#World_War_II
http://www.56thfightergroup.co.uk/
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=45849
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=56
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/75734
https://www.ancestry.com
 
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Army (USA)Aviation Cadet Flight School8th Air Force62nd Fighter Squadron  - Spikes
56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron  - PanthersAir Force Bases/ Installations63rd Fighter Squadron  - Panthers
  1941-1942, US Army (USA)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 8th Air Force
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 62nd Fighter Squadron - Spikes
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 56th Fighter Group
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 1065, 63rd Fighter Squadron - Panthers
  1945-1947, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1946-1946, AAF MOS 1065, 63rd Fighter Squadron - Panthers
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1944 World War II/American Theater
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
 Colleges Attended 
Ripon CollegeAir War CollegeStanford University
  1937-1941, Ripon College1
  1955-1956, Air War College
  2012-2012, Stanford University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1943-1945, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)3
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