Mahaska County

Pvt. Gaylord Bovee




These Iowans, like the many carried here in previous Honor Roll listings, have given their lives for their country. Each one was either killed in actual combat or died in prison camp. The fourth line beneath each photograph indicates the war area in which the Iowan was serving. Additional pictures will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The  Des Moines Register, Sunday, February 6, 1944  (photo included)

James Gaylord Julian Bovee was born Nov. 23, 1907 to William H. and Jessie Larson Bovee. He died June 29, 1943 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Pvt. Bovee served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 7th Chemical Company, Aviation and was MIA and became a POW and died in a Japanese POW camp.