Member of the 71st Eagle Squadron.
Of Indianapolis, Indiana. Vernon Boehle lived near Indianapolis and was a member of the Brookside Model Airplane Club. Around 1939 or 1940, Vernon joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. Not being a college graduate and therefore, not a candidate for a commission and pilots training, he went to Canada and as a sergeant became a Spitfire pilot. When the United States entered the war, he transferred to the U.S. Air Force and finished the war as a P-47 pilot. Capt. Boehle was shot down on September 9, 1943 in his P-47C and spent about 2 days in the Channel before being rescued.