His brother, Edward J. Boehm, born 21 July 1926, served in the U.S. Navy, Pharmacists Mate 3rd Class, # 9256582, from 14 February 1945 to 24 August 1946. He died 12 November 1996 and is buried in the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., Texas (Sec. L, Grave 1241).

DAUM, WILLIAM RUSSELL, First Lieutenant, # 0-701410, USAAF

 

William R. Daum was born on 15 October 1920 in Sullivan, Illinois to Daum and Mary F. York nee Daum. Assistance is needed to honor this veteran properly. Please use the contact page.

 

He registered for the WWII draft on 16 February 1942, employed by Gephart’s Stores,  Inc.,   and described himself as 6’, 180 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He noted a left wrist scar. He enlisted in the USAAF in Illinois on 1 September 1942. After enlisting in the USAAF, he completed flight instruction through advanced schools and was multi-engine rated. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 19 December 1944 a C-87, # 44-39277, assigned to 10th Air Force, Indi-China Wing, 1330th AAF Base Unit, B Squadron, departed the airfield at Chengtu, China, on a return flight to Kunming, China. It was known to be over Kunming at about 0500 Zulu. On 3 January 1945 a report was sent: Per radiogram from Tezpur, India, quoting radiogram from China Wing Hq, the crashed C-87 was found 25 miles north of Kunming, China. The pilot, co-pilot and crew chief’s bodies were located and buried at Kunming, China. Another radiogram reported that the body of radio operator Zuber was found and buried at Kunming. After recovery from China, his remains were buried in the Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany, Moultrie Co., Illinois.

ZUBER, JOSEPH H., Private First Class, # 13090967, USAAF

 

Joseph H. Zuber was born on 15 February 1921 in Pennsylvania. Assistance is needed to honor this veteran properly. Please use the contact page.

 

He was inducted into the USAAF and was trained to maintain and operate the radio equipment on the C-87/B-24 Express Liberator. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 19 December 1944 a C-87, # 44-39277, assigned to 10th Air Force, Indi-China Wing, 1330th AAF Base Unit, B Squadron, departed the airfield at Chengtu, China, on a return flight to Kunming, China. It was known to be over Kunming at about 0500 Zulu. On 3 January 1945 a report was sent: Per radiogram from Tezpur, India, quoting radiogram from China Wing Hq, the crashed C-87 was found 25 miles north of Kunming, China. The pilot, co-pilot and crew chief’s bodies were located and buried at Kunming, China. Another radiogram reported that the body of radio operator Zuber was found and buried at Kunming. After recovery from China, his remains were buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, on 24 January 1949 (Sec. A, Grave 462). He is remembered in the Green Lawn Memorial Park, Clinton Township, Pennsylvania. He was awarded the Air Medal.