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17th Armored Engineer Battalion in World War 2

17th Engineers during World War 2

Richard H. Boynton » Roll of Honor

Richard H. Boynton

Unit: 17 Engr Bn 2nd Armd Div, B Company Rank: Private First ClassBorn: 07/21/1921

Awards and Citations: Purple Heart
Enlisted: March 10, 1942
Deceased: July 20, 1943 KIA (Killed in action)
Location: Menfi, Provincia di Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy
Hometown: PORTLAND MAINE
Army Serial Number: 11067657
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Gardiner, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Plot: Unknown
GPS (lat/lon): 44°13’13.0″N 69°46’34.2″W

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Biografische informatie

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

Kennebec County Maine Richard H Boynton detail

Detail deathlist Richard H Boynton, Kennebec County, Maine

 

Specific detailed information about PFC Richard H. Boynton, his “Headstone card”

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Application-for-Headstone-marker-Boynton-1921-1943

Enlistment details

Race: White
Birth: 07/21/1921
Residence: Kennebec County, Maine
Height: 66
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
Herman Boynton Head M 27 Maine
Minnie B. Boynton, Siegers Wife F 24 Maine
Pearl Boynton Son M 3 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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Research © by: Martijn Brandjes & Moos Raaijmakers
Text © by: Martijn Brandjes
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