BOLDMAN, AMEL "BUSTER", JR., First Lieutenant, Service # 0-416094

First Lieutenant Boldman was inducted in California and was assigned to the 459th Fighter Squadron, 80th Fighter Group, 10th Air Force. He became missing in action on 5 April 1944 while flying his P-38H, tail # 42-66986 (Missing Aircrew Reort # 3998) and died on 11 July 1944 while a POW in the Rangoon Cantonment. He and was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross and other commendations. He was survived by his parents and a brother: Amel Boldman (1894-1976), Ellen Adelia (Abrams) Boldman (1899-1978), and Guy Boldman (1924-1978), just four years his junior. Guy Boldman served in the U.S. Navy and is buried in Costa Mesa, California.

BRIGGS, EVERITT E. JR., Second Lieutenant, Service # 0-668189, U.S. Army Air Force

Everitt Edward Briggs, Jr., was born 10 August, 1920, in Raleigh, North Carolina. On 16 February, 1942, he registered for the draft at age 21, while he was living at 1825 St. Marys St., Raleigh, NC. He was 6', weighed 195 lbs, and had blue eyes and blonde hair. He enlisted 2 March, 1942, in the U.S.A.A.F. He married Betty Whyte Ellington (9 Apr 1921 - 13 Aug 1984).          

Everitt E. Briggs Jr. was born to Everitt E. and Annie Grist Briggs of Raleigh, and his family placed a memorial to him in Oakwood Cemetery. The inscription reads: "Greater love hath no man that this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13. Everitt entered the University of North Carolina - CH from Needham Broughton H.S., Raleigh, a member of Sigma Nu. He volunteered on December 8 1941, after the Pearl Harbor attack. He completed pilot training at U.S.A.A.F. flight school at Brooks Field, San Antonio, Texas. He was first listed as MIA on, but was then a Japanese POW for thirteen months before his death on 28 December, 1944.

2nd.Lt. Everitt E Briggs

                             Everitt E and Betty W Briggs