Frank H. Boehrer

Flew Supplies to Trapped Americans

The above picture, taken at a U.S. Carrier Force Base in the European Theater of Operations, shows Captain George Parker (at the left), son of Mrs. E. R. Parker of Eau Claire and formerly of Bloomer, greeting Lieutenant Frank H. Boehrer, son of Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Boehrer of Augusta, as he returned from a re-supply mission, where C-47 Skytrains of Major General Paul L. Williams, U.S. Troop Carrier Forces, dropped ammunition and food to the trapped 101st Airborne Division that was encircled in the Bastogne pocket. The two officers are members of the 437th Troop Carrier Group.

Captain Parker was employed at Durand, before entering the service, at the Goodrich Furniture Store, which was founded by his grandfather, P. W. Goodrich, over 60 years ago. His parents lived at Bloomer many years, before the death of his father several years ago.

The mother of Lieutenant Boehrer is the former Mae Looby of Eau Claire, and his father was in the jewelry business with his father at Durand, before starting in business for himself at Augusta and, later, becoming postmaster.