Obituary Record

Victor (Lieutenant US Air Force) Boker
Died on 10/18/1944
Buried in Arlington Cemetery

Arlington Review Herald 2 Nov 1944

Local Boys Killed In Action

Word came to relatives here Monday of the death of Lt. Victor Boker, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boker of Omaha, on Oct. 18, in line of duty in New Guinea. Lt. Boker was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Marshall and Mrs. Henry Boker, and a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. V. V. Marshall and Mrs. Ed Renard, all of this place.

Lt. Victor Boker was a pilot of a Thunderbolt in service in the southwest Pacific. He had graduated in March from Moore Field, Texas, and visited in his home before going to the west coast. A pleasant memory is a visit his cousins, Mrs. Brice Smith and S. 2c Lloyd Marshall, and with him at Hamilton Field, Calif. shortly before he went overseas.

Victor is survived by his parents, grandparents, 1 sister Eunice, and 1 brother, Marshal of Omaha, and a brother, SSgt Harold Boker, turret gunner on a B-17, stationed in England, besides a large number of more distant relatives.

A Memorial service will be held for Lt. Victor Boker at 3 o’clock, Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, a the Presbyterian church at 55th and Leavenworth Streets in Omaha.

Enterprise 2 Nov 1944

Lt. Victor Boker Killed In New Guinea

Arlington – Relatives here have received word of the death of Lt. Victor E. Boker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Boker, of Omaha, both formerly of this place.

Lt. Boker was killed when his plane crashed in New Guinea on October 18, according to a telegram received, Monday, by his parents. He was a pilot of a P-47 and had been overseas only about six weeks. He received his training at Moorefield, Texas, in March and visited here in May.

He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Boker, a graduate of Central High School in Omaha, prominent in athletics and had taken two years in dentistry before enlisting.

Besides his parents, Lt. Boker is survived by two brothers, S/Sgt. Harold Boker now in combat in England (chief engineer and turret gunner), and Marshal of Omaha, and a sister, Eunice.

He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Marshall and was well known here.

Pilot Tribune 12 Aug 1948

Burial for Lt. Boker

Rites At Arlington For Lieutenant Killed In New Guinea In 1944

Arlington – Rites were here at the Congregational Church here last Wednesday for Second Lt. Victor Edward Boker, who was killed in a plane accident Oct. 8, 1944 in New Guinea.

Dr. E. Merle Adams officiated and thee was a color guard from the Arlington American Legion. The post’s firing squad and bugler performed at the burial service in Arlington Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Russell Jou?dan, Eugene Evans, Gordon Johnson, William Kinn, Warren Rosacher and Maurice Mullen, all of Omaha.

Victor E. Boker was born at Plainview Sept. 22, 1922. He attended school in Omaha, where his parents now live, and was a dental student at Creighton University before entering the Army Air Corps early in 1943.

Surviving Lt. Boker are his parents, two brothers, Harold and Marshall, and one sister, Eunice.

Lt. Boker was a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. George Marshall and Mrs. Henry Boker, all of Arlington.

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Arlington Review-Herald on 11/2/1944