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Lt. Ernest Anders Erickson
Air Corps 1942 - 1945

Click to view Lt. Ernest Anders Erickson's complete thirty five 
mission list and twelve B-17 Flying Fortresses flown between
March 27th thru August 26th, 1944 out of Horham Airfield, England.


My Uncle Floyd Boutrous's three brothers together here in a great photograph taken in 1943 from a Bismarck Tribune article dated January 2nd, 1943

The three brothers all served in the war and from what can be considered from this article and photograph this was the last time they were together until 1945.

left to right:
Theodore 'Ted' * George * James 'Jimmie'

George joined the Navy and served in the South Pacific, specifically in New Zealand. George later became a Chiropractor. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa on March 5th, 1915 and passed in Phoenix, Arizona on April 4th, 1995.

Jimmie was in the Army and served in the Pacific Theater, specifically in Burma. He was to say later to many in the family of his experience in the Pacific, that he would never eat Chinese food again. What brought that on I am curious to know. James 'Jimmie' Melad Boutrous later became a Real Estate Broker. He was born in Bismarck on January 3rd, 1922 and passed in Fort Collins, Colorado on September 11th, 2014.

Ted joined the Army and was injured in 1944. Discharged from Army in 1944, he soon enough joined the Navy and became a pharmacist. Theodore 'Ted' Boutrous after the war became an Attorney. He was born in Bismarck on July 3rd, 1919 and passed in the city on October 28th, 1996.

Thomas 'Tom' Boutrous was a Doctor and was born in Sioux City, Iowa on October 30th, 1912 and passed on May 20th, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan.

Floyd Nick Boutrous was a Real Estate Developer and was born in Bismarck on January 30th, 1917 and passed in the city on March 2nd, 2010.

A photograph below can be seen of Boutrous Brothers soon after the war in 1946. They are standing out front of the Boutrous Family 'Corner Grocery' in Bismarck, North Dakota.

left to right:
Thomas (Tom) * George * Floyd Nick * Theodore (Ted) and James (Jimmie) Boutrous.

The Boutrous elders:

The brothers parents were Della (Nassif) and Attas (Ghattas) Fares Boutrous Abu Dakken. Abu Dakken was dropped by Attas Senior. in the early 1900s after he immigrated to the states. Della and Attas Senior. were married on September 19th, 1910 in Sioux City, Iowa and had eight children, three daughters and five sons.

Della Nassif Boutrous was born in Ain Arab Lebanon, Syria on February 17th, 1892 and passed on June 30th 1985 in Bismarck, North Dakota.

Attas (Ghattas) Fares Boutrous Senior was born in Ain Arab, Lebanon, Syria on February 12th, 1882 and he first opened 'The Fair Store' in 1917 and the Boutrous Family 'Corner Grocery' on January 1st, 1929. He ran the 'Corner Grocery' until he passed in Bismarck on January 12th, 1944.

The Boutrous daughters:

Florence (Flossy) Boutrous Nemer was a stenographer for the North Dakota Legislative Council and was born in Bismarck on March 12th, 1924 and passed in Bismarck on December 24th, 2002.

Lorna (Boutrous) Michaelson was a Jazz Piano Player/Musician and was born in Bismarck on September 16th, 1928 and passed in Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota on July 20th, 2013.

Sylvia (Boutrous) Trent was born in Bismarck on June 19th, 1933 and lives in New Jersey and is a wonderful mother and grandmother and still going strong.

Thanks to my cousin Michael for the photographs and the help with the above text. Michael is the youngest son of Floyd Boutrous.

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