Bill W. Boyer, Sr. Oral History Transcript
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Marcia Caudell, April, 2012
Bill W. Boyer Sr. was born on January 24, 1919. He attended Shortridge High School for two years and then went to work for the New York Central Railroad. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp on November 2,1942. Boyer married Betty Mildred Zike, born in Ohio in 1924, daughter of William and Mildred Zike. The Boyer’s had four children, Bill Boyer Jr., Joyce, Brenda, and Barbara. Boyer died in Indianapolis on April 5, 1995.
Oral History Transcript,
The Indianapolis Star, April 6, 1995
Ancestry Library. Indiana State Library. April 2012. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains a transcript of an oral history tape made with Jill Baniewicz on April 12, 1990. Boyer tells about hearing that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor and his entry into the Air Corp. He was a radio operator and a gunner and was wounded when the airplane he was in was shot down over Germany. Boyer discusses the air fight and the plane crash. He talks about how German civilians and military treated him and life as a POW.
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April 12, 1990 Transcript
Size of Collection: 1 transcript
Collection Dates: 1942-1945
Access : The collection is open for research use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
MA BA 6-10-2013