Veterans' Memorial Project

Robert Wood Boynton

Aurora, IL

World War II

College: Commerce & Business Administration

Graduation Year: Attended 1943

Service Branch: Army

Date of Birth: 07/23/1924

Date of Death: 07/01/1944

Affiliations: Phi Gamma Delta

Mr. Boynton was a member of a bomber crew, 485th BG 831st, as a B-24 Nose Gunner. The plane was shot down by German ME 109’s over Munich, Bayern, Germany, on a mission to the Milbertshofen Ordnance Depot in Munich. Boynton was killed by 20MM cannon fire, some crew members were killed by civilians, other crew taken as POW’s.

– submitted by James Opolony; information taken from University and public records

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