Born 7 April 1917
Died 1 January 1943, Southwest Pacific
Son of Mrs. Percy S. Boyd of Butler.

Awarded the Purple Heart

Staff Sergeant 319th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group Jolly Rogers, 5th Air Force

S/Sgt Diggs was a Gunner on aircraft B-24D with serial number 41-23752. He was a member of Philip Kuhl’s crew. His plane ‘Crosair’ was borrowed from the 310th Bomber Squadron for a single plane raid on Vunakanu airfield. Returning to the base after mission, the plane experienced engine problems and had to be ditched.

S/Sgt Diggs was initially buried at the USAF Cemetery Finschaffen No. 2, New Guinea.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 April 1917
  • Date of death: 1 January 1943
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Butler
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 319th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Bottom Panel
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