29 Jun 1941 — Albuquerque, New Mexico
When Ike Boggs stopped in New Mexico on his way to California he stayed long enough to join the National Guard 29 Jun 1941. His Commander thought he was exceptional and sent him to flight school in Texas where he later met his future wife, Kathy Lewis, my 1st cousin. Later he commanded the famous B29 four engine "Super Fortress" and flew about 80 photo reconnaissance missions in the Pacific area. He missed being sent with the rest of the group to the Philippines. I quote from the Hampton Sides book "Ghost Soldiers" The epic account of WW It’s greatest rescue mission" (The camp census included a surprisingly large number of Apaches, Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo Indians because one of the major outfits on Bataan, 200th Coast Artillery, had been formed from the ranks the New Mexico National Guard.) Ike's old unit! How Ironic he missed Corregidor, the 'Bataan Death March' and the POW camp at Cabanatuan.