Winfred "Buster" Curtis Bogle

  • Name: Winfred "Buster" Curtis Bogle
  • Location of Birth: Pipestone, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 1, 1915
  • Date of Death: August 12, 1986 (71 years old)
  • Parents: Gilbert Bogle and Lucy (Sweet) Bogle
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  • Highest Rank: T SGT (Technical Sergeant)
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  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Force
  • Date Sworn In: March 22, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: June 1, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    "Buster" served in the 1020th Army Air Force base unit in Papua, New Guinea during World War II. He also served in the South Philippines campaign.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Winfred Curtis Bogle
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 25
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: July 1, 1915
    Birth Place: Pipestone, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Ball Club, Cass, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Ball Club, Cass, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Self
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 150
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Lucy J. Bogle (mother)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    "Buster" moved to the West Cohasset, Minnesota area in 1932. He married Leora Viva Scherf on October 28, 1942. He was employed by Grand Rapids Public Utilities and retired in 1973. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1720, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He attended West Cohasset Chapel in Cohasset, Minnesota.

    He was preceded in death by brothers Delbert, Arnold, and Everett; and a sister, Viola Bogle. Survivors are his wife, Leora; sons Edward and Gilbert; daughters Tamara Benton and Candice Miller; brothers Wallace and Ernest; sisters Beatrice Serie and Tillie Plumley; and seven grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-10-2-0)

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