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Burnie N Mire


Killed in Action (KIA). Shot down 4 January 1944 in B-17 #42-31526 'Lil' Butch'. Target was Kiel. Reported to have been shot by Navy flak west of Helgoland Island.


Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31526 'SWEET ANNA'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/11/43; Kearney 1/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-V] Molesworth 1/1/44 LIL' BUTCH; 1m Missing in Action Keil 4/1/44 with Fred Humphreys, Co-pilot: Jim Clemons, Navigator: Harry Hladun, Bombardier: Burnie Mire,...


Event Location Date
Born New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 4 January 1944
Died 4 January 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:51 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1682 / MACR 1682, Losses of 8th AF / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database