Hamilton County

Lt. Robert B. Boeye

 

 

BOEYE RECEIVES THIRD OAK LEAF CLUSTER AWARD 

Award of the third oak leaf cluster to the air medal has been made to Second Lt. Robert B. Boeye, 24, former resident of Webster City, at an Eighth air force base in England.

The lieutenant, a graduate of Webster City high school and junior college, received his navigator’s wings at Selman Field, La., in March of this year. He is the son of Mrs. R. M. France of Des Moines and Adolph Boeye of Iowa City.

The official citation read, “The courage, coolness and skill displayed by Lt. Boeye……..reflect great credit upon himself and the armed forces of the United States.”

Source:  Daily Freeman Journal, January 18, 1945

BACK IN STATES

According to word received here by relatives, First Lt. Robert Boeye, of this city, a navigator aboard a heavy bomber, has returned to the U. S. after nearly a year’s service in the Mediterranean war theater. The air officer holds the air medal plus oak leaf clusters for his outstanding service with the A.A.F.

Source: Webster City Freeman, March 19, 1945