Edward Francis Boss was born on 14 January 1922 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Tyre Glenn Boss and Rebecca Louvella Anderson.
Sgt. Boss was reported Missing in action since 5 January 1944. He is memorialized at the Cambridge American Cemetery, England
Sgt Boss entered the service on 17 October 1942 at Richmond, Virginia.

On 5 January 1944, aircraft B-24H with serial number 42-7722 departed from RAF station Seething, United Kingdom and was on an objective bombing mission to Kiel, Germany. It was last seen over the Target.

Crew members
Pilot, 2nd Lt Walter A. Yuengert
Co-Pilot, 2nd Lt Charles R. Schmidt
Navigator, 2nd Lt. Charles E. Sloan
Bombardier, 2nd Lt Lester F. Davidson
Engineer-Top Turret Gunner, S/Sgt Howard L. Wilson
Asst. Engineer/Right Waist Gunner, S/Sgt Albert H. Backhaus
Radio Operator/Asst Top Turret Gunner, Sgt Irving Kolokow
Mech /Left Waist Gunner Sgt Dellas D. Beverlin
Armorer/ Lower Ball Gunner, Sgt Edward F. Boss
Armorer/Tail Gunner, Sgt Herman Wittenberg

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 27 January 1944
Sgt. Edward F. Boss, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.G. Boss, 4409 Highland Avenue, and attached to the army air forces in England, is missing in action after a flight over Germany, according  to information received by his parents. He was a tail gunner aboard a bomber, and was last heard from in a letter dated Jan. 2, written in England. In the official telegram from the War Department he was listed as missing on Jan. 5, after having been overseas only six weeks.
Sgt. Boss is a graduate of Chattanooga High School, class of 1939 and was formerly employed in the shipyards at Norfolk, Va.
He has two sisters, Mrs. F.B. Inglis and Miss Margaret Boss of Chattanooga; four brothers, Aylma and James Boss, Phoenix, Ariz.; Charles Boss of Wilmore, Ky., and Bernard Boss of Chattanooga.

Edward Bos was promoted to the rank of sergeant after completing traning at the Army Forces Flexible Gunnery School at Tyndall Field, Fla. He was trained in operation of .30 and .50-caliber machine guns and received his silver wings of an aerial gunner in the army air forces.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 January 1922
  • Date of death: 5 January 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 714th Bomber Squadron, 448th Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
  • Sponsored by: Daryl Boss

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