PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR Named Group Lot MEDALS Weather SAC AAF Space Apollo USAF For Sale
PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR Named Group Lot MEDALS Weather SAC AAF Space Apollo USAF: $3500.0
SERIOUS buyers ONLY. I'm not a dealer, so PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE offerDING! These items cover a 31-year career so were bought at different times throughout his service. Please don't offer unless you have the intention of following through with payment. Sorry, but no returns allowed, and we don't cancel sales. I will gladly answer all questions before the end of the sale. All items are being sold as-is. Some pieces are marked Sterling. The Colonel insignia are marked N.S. Meyer. This entire lot from Colonel Boyle came from his estate (nothing added or removed). WILL SHIP CAREFULLY BOXED, via USPS Priority Mail with Adult Signature Required, from our non-smoking and pet-friendly home. COL John Harold “Hal” Boyle (1918-2004) served in the US Army Air Corps and US Air Force during WORLD WAR II, KOREA, and VIETNAM and after. An officer who, as an enlisted man, was at Hickam Field, Hawaii, when the Japanese opened their attack against the US on 7 December 1941. During frequent flights in the line of duty, he saw a large portion of both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. He enlisted in the Regular Army on 4 Feb 1940, and his first assignment took him on a month's boat trip through the Panama Canal to Hawaii, where he was stationed at Wheeler Field, Oahu, from 24 Mar 1940 to 1 Dec 1941. In the Pacific, Boyle was assigned to the 7th Weather Region. From 1 Dec 1941 - 1 July 1942, he was stationed at Hickam Field. As an enlisted man, he attained every grade form private to first sergeant. From Hickam, he was called to OCS, graduating in Miami as a 2nd Lt. on 16 Sept 1942. His next assignment was with Headquarters, AAF, Weather Directorate, in Washington, working for six months in the Pentagon Building before he received his assignment to the 9th Weather Region. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 12 Dec 1942, he gained his Captancy on 17 July 1943. Stationed at Puerto Rico on 10 Apr 1943, he was given the duty of assistant inspection officer. This required frequent trips to the various Caribbean Wing bases, with Boyle spending a large part of his time on plane trips. On Feb 1944, he was stationed with the 9th Weather Region at Morrison Field, Palm Beach, FLA. During the 1940s and until the mid-50s, Boyle spent about nine years in the Strategic Air Command, first as the Wing Director of Personnel, then as an air division director of plans, and later as a division assistant chief of staff. From there, he was assigned as vice commander and commander of the Lakenheath and Mildenhall air bases in England. Returning to the US in 1956, Boyle entered the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program as professor of air science at Loyola University of Las Angeles, Calif., serving until 1960. His assignment for the next three years was at the Pentagon, as deputy chief of the Airmen Assignment Division , HQ USAF. From there he went to Wiesbaden AB, Germany, serving as vice commander of the 7101st Air Base Wing. His final duty assignment was "Chief of Staff"; Air Force Eastern Test Range at Patrick Air Force Base during the Gemini and Apollo space programs. He assumed the duties of Executive Officer HQ. AFETR in Sept 1966. Of the 30 years he served in the Air Force, 13 were spent in overseas assignments (five in England, four in Germany, two in the Caribbean and South America area, and two in the Pacific area). During his AF career, he served two tours at HQS USAF in Washington DC and also completed a Special assignment in Vietnam. He retired in 1971 with the rank of Colonel.