George A Burke

Military
media-16036.jpeg UPL 16036 Crew #423 & #539
Wallace C. Clay Crew
466th BG - 784th and 785th Bomb Squadrons

Standing Left to Right: Wallace C. Clay (P), James L. Bruner (CP), George A. Burke (N), Paul W. Beam (B), Leonard Long (FE)

Kneeling Left to Right: Ed Burnett (G), Glenn Taylor (G), George Berens (G), William Summerville (G), Willis Ray (R/O) 466th Bomb Group collection

466th BG Historian

Object Number - UPL 16036 - Crew #423 & #539 Wallace C. Clay Crew 466th BG - 784th and 785th Bomb Squadrons Standing Left to Right: Wallace C. Clay (P), James L. Bruner...

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Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37267798
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-761034
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Warchamp
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 786th Bomb Squadron
The nose art of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-94979) nicknamed "Slick Chick" of the 466th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '466 BG, Slick Chick, 42-94979 F 43, 128 Misns, Per Crew Chief John Doskocz, 785th A443F.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Slick Chick
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 785th Bomb Squadron

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Illinois, USA 8 April 1921

Other

466th BG Combat Tour

Attlebridge Airfield, UK 24 May 1944 - 5 September 1944 34 combat missions

Died

Montgomery, IL, USA 13 December 2001 1921 - 2001 George A. Burke, 80, of Montgomery, IL passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2001. He was born on April 8, 1921 in Dixon, IL the son of the late Charles and Gertrude Burke. George retired from Nicor in 1984 after 38 years as manager of Revenue Accounts. He served in WWII with the 8th Air Force as a 1st Lt. and Navigator, stationed in England. He was a long time member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Good Counsel, the Knights of Columbus, the Tiger Club and the Third Ward Club. He is survived by his wife of 54 years,, Jovita (Prindaville); four daughters, Sue (John) Stirnaman of Alton, IL, Colleen (Michael) Barry of Aurora, IL, Fran (Jerry) Nicklas of North Aurora, IL and Kathy (Steve) Wozny of Elmhurst, IL; three sons, Patrick (Pattie) Burke of Montgomery, IL, Kevin Burke of North Aurora, IL and William Burke of Oswego, IL; fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack (Clara) Burke of Lee Center, IL; and a sister, Mary Lou Joyce of Dixon, IL; as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel Burke; two brothers, Charles Burke and James (late Gertie) Burke; a sister-in-law, Velma Burke.

Buried/ Commemorated

Aurora, IL, USA 17 December 2001 Mount Olivet Cemetery Aurora Kane County Illinois, USA

Born

Dixon, IL 61021, USA 423 East 7th Street

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From my father's records.

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My father's records.

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Attlebridge Arsenal - Brassfield & Wassom
page 70

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466th BG Historian

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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book ATTLEBRIDGE ARSENAL by Wassom & Brassfield, p 343

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