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PVT WILLIAM BOHUS

Tries Escape,
Slain by Nazis

Milwaukee Paratrooper Killed in Effort to Flee From Prison Camp
   Pvt William Bohus, 19, has been killed in an attempt to escape from a German prisoner of war camp, his father was informed this week. Pvt Bohus was a paratrooper who was reported missing in action on June 6, D-Day.  Six weeks later his father herd that he was a prisoner of war.  The German government  reported through the International Red Cross Monday that he had been killed while trying to escapee from Stalag 4-B, on October 11.
   His father, Michael R. Bohus, 2743 N. Oakland Av, heard from him only once after his capture. That was a form letter from the prison campo to the effect that he was well..
   Pvt Bohus attended Riverside high school and entered service in June 1942 .  He is survived by his father, his mother Mrs.  Mary Bohus, Portland, re., two brothers, Louis, Milwaukee, and Adam, Portland, and a sister, Mary, Portland. 

[newspaper name and publication date unknown]

Wisconsin Casualties

"ARMY DEAD Bohus. Pvt. William; Michal B. Bohus. Father, Milwaukee."

[Wisconsin State Journal , Madison, WI, 11 Mar 1945, Sun, Page 23]

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
WASHINGTON, 25, D.C.

Oct 15 1952

OFFICIAL STATEMENT of the DEATH
of
WILLIAM BOHUS
Service number 36 823 237

   The official records show that private William Bohus, service number 36823237, was killed in action 11 October 1944 in Germany.  Death occurred in line of duty and not the result of his own misconduct
   This official statement furnished 10 October 1952 to Mrs. Mary Bohus, mother, 8809 Southeast Crystal Springs Boulevard, Portland, Oregon.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY 

W, E. Bergin
Major General, USA
The Adjutant General

[courtesy of Walter Benjamin, Assistant Superintendent, Lorraine American Cemetery & Memorial, click photos to enlarge]

Grave marker for Pvt William Bohus in Plot K, Row 31, Grave 20 in the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial in France

Pvt Bohus was first thought to have been killed in action on October 11, 1944 but the U.S. National Archives World War II Prisoners of War Data File (12/7/1941 - 11/19/1946) indicates that he was taken prisoner on D-Day and was in Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen 51-13 when he died.

He was awarded the Purple Heart

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