When Dietmar Wolfgang Gerhard Boehme was born on October 19, 1940, in Berlin, Berlin, Germany, his father, Adolf Bernhard ” Richard ” Boehme , was 41 and his mother, Erna Martha Hedwig Hohenhaus, was 40.
Born on October 19, 1940 in Lankwitz, Berlin, Germany ( 45 Derfflinger Strasse )
Erika Hertha Barlow
living just a few minutes away, I found a video online from May 14th, 1945
Confirmed on April 11, 1955 in the Lindenkirche, Berlin- Wilmersdorf
While living in Berlin, growing up in the Sodener Strasse, here is a little train ride around the area. I found this and thought it was neat! I hope you enjoy…
In 1954 he took an internship with the famous Kempinski.
Completing his training as a Kellner ” Waitor ” in 1960
At just age 19 ( in the year 1960 ) he went to Lisieux, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France and worked as a ” Hotel Keeper “
traveling and working aboard the Svenska Amerika Linien on the Goteborg
In the month of November 1961 he then immigrated to the USA aboard the S.S. America, United States Lines, wanting to join the military and become a pilot. He started his training and became Airman Second Class Dietmar better known as WOLFGANG and then later WOLFIE Boehme, notice NO UMLAUT!!
Serving under the 732d Airlift Squadron … for short, 732 AS is part of the 514th Air Mobility Wing at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. It operates C-17 Globemaster III aircraft providing global airlift. Activated as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomb squadron; trained under Second Air Force. Completed training in early 1943; deploying to European Theater of Operations (ETO) assigned to VIII Bomber Command in England. Engaged in long-range strategic bombardment operations over Occupied Europe and Nazi Germany, March 1944-May 1945 attacking enemy military and industrial targets as part of the United States’ air offensive against Nazi Germany. Most personnel demobilized in Europe after the German capitulation in May 1945; squadron inactivated as a paper unit in November.
Reactivated in 1947 as a B-29 Superfortress squadron in the reserves, however equipped with trainers until 1949 when equipped with B-26 Invader light bomber. Squadron activated in 1951 as a result of the Korean War; personnel and equipment assigned as replacements to units of Far East Air Forces, then inactivated as a paper unit.
The squadron trained in bombardment operations from, 1947-1951 and 1955-1957, reconnaissance operations from, 1952-1955, and troop carrier operations 1957-1966. After 1970, it participated in strategic airlift missions and exercises. In 1989 took part in Operation Just Cause in Panama by transporting U.S. troops.
Reactivated as a reserve transport squadron in 1952, being equipped with C-119 Flying Boxcars. Activated during Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962; returned to reserve status after crisis was resolved; inactivated in 1966 with phaseout of C-119 from the inventory.
Activated in 1970 with long-range C-141 Starlifters, performing intercontinental airlift of personnel and materiel. Upgraded to C-17 Globemaster III in 2004 after retirement of C-141s.
Constituted 332 Bombardment Squadron (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 15 Jun 1942. Redesignated 332 Bombardment Squadron, Heavy on 20 Aug 1943. Inactivated on 15 Dec 1945. Redesignated 332 Bombardment Squadron, Very Heavy on 13 May 1947. Activated in the reserve on 29 May 1947. Redesignated 332 Bombardment Squadron, Light on 26 Jun 1949. Ordered to active service on 10 Mar 1951. Inactivated on 20 Mar 1951. Redesignated 332 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron on 26 May 1952. Activated in the reserve on 14 Jun 1952. Redesignated: 332 Bombardment Squadron, Tactical on 18 May 1955; 732 Troop Carrier Squadron, Medium on 1 Jul 1957. Ordered to active service on 28 Oct 1962. Relieved from active duty on 28 Nov 1962. Discontinued, and inactivated, on 25 Jan 1966. Redesignated 732 Military Airlift Squadron (Associate) on 19 Mar 1970. Activated on 1 Apr 1970. Redesignated: 732 Airlift Squadron (Associate) on 1 Feb 1992; 732 Airlift Squadron on 1 Oct 1994.
Assignments: 94 Bombardment Group, 15 Jun 1942-15 Dec 1945. 94 Bombardment Group, 29 May 1947-20 Mar 1951. 94 Tactical Reconnaissance (later, 94 Bombardment; 94 Troop Carrier) Group, 14 Jun 1952; 94 Troop Carrier Wing, 14 Apr 1959; 902 Troop Carrier Group, 11 Feb 1963-25 Jan 1966. 903 Military Airlift Group, 1 Apr 1970; 514 Military Airlift (later, 514 Airlift) Wing, 1 Jul 1973; 514 Operations Group, 1 Aug 1992-.
Stations: MacDill Field, FL, 15 Jun 1942; Pendleton Field, OR, 29 Jun 1942; Davis-Monthan Field, AZ, 29 Aug 1942; Biggs Field, TX, 1 Nov 1942; Pueblo AAB, CO, 3 Jan-17 Apr 1943; Earls Colne, England, c. 11 May 1943; Bury St Edmunds, England, c. 13 Jun 1943-9 Dec 1945; Camp Kilmer, NJ, 14-15 Dec 1945. Marietta AAFld, GA, 29 May 1947-20 Mar 1951. Dobbins AFB, GA, 14 Jun 1952; Scott AFB, IL, 18 May 1955; Grenier AFB, NH, 16 Nov 1957-25 Jan 1966. McGuire AFB, NJ, 1 Apr 1970-.
Operations: Combat in ETO, 13 May 1943-21 Apr 1945. Trained in bombardment operations, 1947-1951 and 1955-1957; reconnaissance operations, 1952-1955; and troop carrier operations 1957-1966l. After 1970, participated in strategic airlift missions and exercises. In 1989 took part in Operation Just Cause in Panama by transporting U.S. troops.
Service Streamers: None.
Campaign Streamers: World War II: Air Offensive, Europe; Normandy; Northern France; Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; Air Combat, EAME Theater.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers: Panama, 1989-1990.
In 1977 they lived in Willingboro, New Jersey where there daughter Tanja Jasmine Elizabeth Boehme was born
In 1982 they moved to Medford, NJ and in 1999 he found a job opening in Frankfurt Am Main where they lived until 1999 when they moved back to Medford, NJ.