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Richard H. BoyntonUnit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, B Company Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 07/21/1921
Location grave PFC Richard H. Boynton:
Where was PFC Richard H. Boynton killed in action?
Company “B” with a section of the Bridge Company under Lt. Frank Arone left the Bn to come under Combat Command “B” control about 1 June 1943.
Sweeping roads for mines, performing maintenance on roads and company vehicles and weapons occupied the period 15 to 18 July, when Co. “B” moved to the vicinity of Campobello, On 19 July the 1st Platoon was attached to the 82nd Rcn Bn and the company moved near Agrigento. Two days later a move was made to Rjbera and on to the site of a blown bridge on the Belice River, where the Engrs improvised a crossing by knocking down banks and placing tread ways across the stream. Pvt Richard Boynton was killed when an Italian B2 mine exploded while he was removing it four miles west of Menfi and Sgt Ben Westbrooke and Pvt. Junior Carr and Max Grzegorczyk were injured by the explosion.
(source: 17th Armored Engineer Battalion Unit History)
Location where PFC Richard H. Boynton was killed in action by an Italian B2 mine:
Detail of the Deathlist, Kennebec County, Maine
Specific detailed information about PFC Richard H. Boynton, his “Headstone card”
Residence: Kennebec County, Maine
Weight: 129 lbs
Civilian Occupation: Drivers and chauffeurs, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Education: 3 Years of High School
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen
Rank: Private First Class
Enlistment date: March 10, 1942
Enlistment location: PORTLAND MAINE
Enlistment Term: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months,
subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
|CENSUS 1920 Household family||Role||Gender||Age||Birthplace|
|Minnie B. Boynton, Siegers||Wife||F||24||Maine|
|Albert S. Boynton||Son||M||1||Maine|
|(Richard H. Boynton was born in 1921 and not accounted for in 1920)|
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