Burton J Duntley

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 56962 - Second Lieutenant Burton Duntley of the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group

Burton Joseph Duntley was born in Walker, Minnesota, in June, 1921. He was the son of Lloyd Burton Duntley and the former Jessie Mai Hall, and had two brothers and two sisters. He graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis, and was working at Midland National Bank when World War II began. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces in April 1942. After flight training he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. His unit, the 107th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, flying P-51 Mustang fighters, deployed to England in 1943 and began preparations to support the planned Normandy invasion.

Duntley, 22, died in a plane crash on January 7, 1944 and is buried in Plot D, Row 2, Grave 49 at the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England. His aircraft was P-51 43-6055.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group 107th Reconnaissance Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Walker, Cass County, Minnesota, USA 26 June 1921

Died

Lambourne, Berkshire 7 January 1944

Buried

Cambridge American Cemetery Plot D Row 2 Grave 49

Revisions

Date25 Apr 2022 13:25:06
Sources

"Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Bishop & Hey

Date25 Apr 2022 12:18:51
Sources

https://www.abmc.gov/decedent-search/duntley%3Dburton;
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56289380/burton-joseph-duntley;
Details from "Tracing a Life: Virginia Chapman in World War II – Work on the Home Front - Addendum—Burton J. Duntley"

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