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
Military Service Number
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) - 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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  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 8th Air Force

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From Month/Year
October / 1943
To Month/Year
May / 1945
Unit
8th Air Force Unit Page
Rank
Major
MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Base, Station or City
England
State/Country
United Kingdom
   
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 8th Air Force Details

8th Air Force
Type
HQ/ Command Element
 
Parent Unit
Air Forces Numbered
Strength
Command
Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
   
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Frederick, Walter R., 1st Lt, (1943-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1055 First Lieutenant
Achramowicz, Walter Theodore, Maj, (1942-1964) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Second Lieutenant
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Stone, Walter Buster, 2nd Lt, (1941-1943) A23 AAF MOS 1055 Second Lieutenant
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Spivey, Delmar Taft, Maj Gen, (1924-1956) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Colonel
Segars, Henry K., Maj, (1938-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1092 Major
Southworth, William Brooks, Maj, (1940-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1024 Major
Diltz, Edwin Cary, Maj, (1940-1948) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Captain
Mckinney, Dale, Capt, (1942-1946) A23 AAF MOS 1024 Captain
Schenck, Robert Lenard, Capt, (1942-1952) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Captain
Swartout, Jack R., Capt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Captain
Whitehead, Samuel H., Capt, (1942-1946) A23 AAF MOS 1091 Captain
Biggs, Cecil Willard, 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1051 First Lieutenant
Brown, Charles Lester, Lt Col, (1939-1965) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Coots, Gerald C., 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Desmond, William Joseph, 1st Lt, (1941-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1024 First Lieutenant
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Kriegshauser, John Glennon, 1st Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Liekhus, John H., 1st Lt, (1941-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Lofgren, Laurence Roy, 1st Lt, (1942-1945) A23 AAF MOS 1092 First Lieutenant
Stanborough, Zachariah T., Lt Col, (1942-1975) A23 AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Tuck, Sterling L., Maj, (1942-1967) A23 AAF MOS 1093 First Lieutenant
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Curtis, Lyle J, 2nd Lt, (1942-1944) A23 AAF MOS 1054 Second Lieutenant
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