In Memory of
Vernon E. Bosseler
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
February 16, 1922 Ė December 24, 1944
Killed in Action over Germany
Vernon E. Bosseler was born on February 16, 1922 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
to Eugene and Louise Bosseler. He grew up in Sioux Falls and enlisted with the
army on June 1, 1940 immediately after his graduation from Washington High
Bosseler began his training on June 21st in Minneapolis,
Minnesota. He served within the continental United States through June 30, 1944
and left for foreign duty on July 1, 1944. Bosseler was a top turret radio
gunner on a B-17 in the 8th Air Force.
Technical Sergeant Vernon E. Bosseler was killed in action over Germany on
December 24, 1944. Mrs. Louise Bosseler received a letter from the Adjutant
Generalís Office which confirmed her sonís death. Part of this letter read as
I know the sorrow this message has brought you and it is my
hope that in time
the knowledge of his heroic service to his country, even unto death, may be of
sustaining comfort to you. I extend to you my deepest sympathy.
T/Sgt. Bosselerís body was laid to rest in Cambridge. Technical Sergeant
Vernon E. Bosseler will always be remember with admiration and respect as he
sacrificed his life for the United States of America.
This entry was respectfully
submitted by Paige Kuiper, Senior, Sioux Falls Christian High School, Sioux
Falls, South Dakota, April 5, 2002. Information for this entry was provided by
the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and South Dakota Veterans Bonus Records.