Burt Christie Wyman

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 34911 - Burt C Wyman of the 4th Fighter Group

Wyman was killed in action on 29-Jan-44 when his P-47 42-75119 was shot down by enemy fighters.

Burt's Nephew Chris remembers hearing about his Uncle from his family:
'As I grew up we always had a picture frame with my father’s brother’s photograph and his service wings and medals from World War II. It had been hung in our basement family room. We knew that my Uncle Burt was shot down by German fighter planes on my father Robert’s 19th birthday on January 29, 1944. It was apparently his 48th mission and he would have come home after two more. At the time my father was already enlisted in the Navy as an aviation machinist mate. I believe that my uncle’s loss prevented my father from also serving overseas, which may in turn have resulted in my being born nearly six years later.'

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32763034
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 4th Fighter Group 335th Fighter Squadron 551st Fighter Training Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 335th Fighter Squadron

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Assigned

Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 18 August 1943 - 29 January 1944 Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Killed in Action (KIA)

08170 Haybes, France 29 January 1944 Shot down in P-47D 42-75119 by enemy fighters near Fumay, France. Not seen to go down KIA. 29-Jan-44. MACR 2116.
Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Born

New Jersey, USA

Buried

Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial Lorraine, France Plot A Row 45 Grave 27

Revisions

Date18 Mar 2021 21:54:44
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date29 Aug 2018 09:14:07
ContributorEmily
Sources

Information provided by Chris Wyman, Nephew

Date22 Sep 2017 08:49:33
ContributorLucy May
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Restored 'Burt' as first name, as per the information provided by Wyman's nephew, Chris:
"I am his nephew. His name was not Burton, it was actually Alburtus but both he and his dad went by Burt. The names each went by was Burt Christie Wyman. My actual first name is Christie, named after them."

Date21 Sep 2017 19:11:11
Contributorfugari
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JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date21 Sep 2017 15:03:20
ContributorLucy May
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Correspondence with Wyman's nephew, Chris:
'His name was not Burton, it was actually Alburtus but both he and his dad went by Burt. The names each went by was Burt Christie Wyman. I am currently in possession of his wrist watch that was recovered from the crash site which is incorrectly identified as Fumay, however, the actual site is in Haybes, just northwest of Fumay.'

https://abmc.gov/node/538447#.WcPUq02WyM8

Date27 Sep 2014 18:04:52
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2116 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/pilots.html

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