Corporal Boyd Travers was a paratrooper who is highly known for his heroic actions as part of the 82nd Airborne Division and the 17th Airborne Division during World War II.
Training[edit | edit source]
Before becoming combat ready, Travers performed three practice jumps from an aircraft in Kairouan, North Africa on March 24, 1943 in order to receive his Jump Wings.
Infinite Mischief[edit | edit source]
Travers was soon assigned his first mission, to secure the village of Adanti, Italy. After a briefing, Boyd was ready to go and thus, on July 11, 1943, he and his fellow soldiers were airdropped to their mission location.
Boyd and his allies fought through enemy forces to reach their location and managed to capture the village. After assembling with other Airborne forces, Boyd and his team were given numerous orders including locating a missing sniper team, eliminating a German commander, and repelling the enemy counterattack.
After a great deal more of rough fighting and struggle, Travers and his fellows soldiers successfully performed all tasks and completed their mission. Although their mission was costly, the completion lead to the dropping of a great deal more Airborne forces.
The Show[edit | edit source]
Saved By Sacrifice[edit | edit source]
The Opening[edit | edit source]
Young Fools[edit | edit source]
Flying Through Hail[edit | edit source]
Awards and Decorations[edit | edit source]
Travers was awarded the following during his service:
- Soldiers Medal
- Legion of Merit
- WWII Victory Medal
- Bronze Star
- Silver Star
- Distinguished Service Cross
- Marksman Badge
- Sharpshooter Badge
- Expert Badge
- Parachutist Badge
- Medal of Honor
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the picture seen above, Travers is wearing sergeant chevrons, implying a promotion at some point during or after the game.
- Both Dane and Setzer were sergeants, but oddly wear private insignias. This makes Travers the only man in the squad with a visible Sergeant rank insignia.
- It is possible to hear him breathing heavily due to fall damage and coughing when a grenade or a tank shell explodes near him.
- In the mobile phone version of Airborne, it was explained that Travers had brothers from the 101st Airborne Division.
- He is the sixth and last character in the WWII Medal of Honor games in which he is not an OSS operative.
- Boyd crosses paths with Jimmy Patterson the same number of times as Frank Keegan in the franchise. First during the participation in D-Day in France and later in the battle of Arnhem.
- When he botches a Landing he can be seen wearing a black watch on his left wrist.