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Lloyd Donald Burns

Military

Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-12-44. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 11898.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Discharged at the rank of Captain. Graduated with an accounting degree at Northwestern State College. Founded his own company, Computer Sharing, Inc, later he was Vice-President of Palais Royal.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-34185 'Fwightened Wabbit'

    B-26 Marauder
    Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-12-44. 6 x Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 11898. ...

Missions

  • 757

    23 December 1944

Associated Place

  • Rivenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Originally allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber base, Rivenhall was built during 1943-44 but transferred to the Ninth Air Force before construction was complete. It had three concrete runways, 51 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bossier City, LA, USA 19 September 1923

Son of Leon and Mary Burns.

Lived in Louisiana, USA 1941
Based Rivenhall 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 598BS, 397BG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down Seffern, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bombing mission to Eller railroad bridge. Missing after attacks by enemy fighters. 23-Dec-44. POW MACR 11898.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Buried Shreveport, LA, USA February 2011

Forest Park East Cemetery
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

Died Dallas County, TX, USA 14 February 2011
Enlisted

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2017 19:25:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.b26.com/page/marauder_missions_december_23_1944.htm
https://www.fold3.com/image/46712604
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67148605

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