George Price Burnett Jr

Military

Captain George Burnett Jr was Navigator on B-26 Serial #42-107588, hit by Flak on the 14 January 1945 mission to bomb the bridge at Steinebrück, Saint-Vith, Belgium. Wounded, he was captured - Prisoner of War (POW).

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-667904
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18084765 and O-726105
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34285298
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38310701
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Armorer; Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16049634
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-26 Marauder
  • Unit: 323rd Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 14 January 1945

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Texas, United States 7 May 1921

Enlisted

Randolph Field, Texas, United States 14 April 1942 as an Aviation Cadet in the Air Corps

Other

POW (Prisoner of War)

Żagań, Poland 14 January 1945 Wounded in the leg by shrapnel wounds, he was captured and brought to to a field hospital in Hoffnungsthal near Köln (Cologne), Germany. From there, he was sent to the Interrogation Center at Dulag Luft, where he arrived on 9 March 1945. He was then sent to Stalag Luft 3 in Sagan, Poland and probably was on the Death March from there to Stalag 7A Moosburg, Germany. NARA WWII POW records “Returned to military control 21/07/1945”

Died

Beasley, Fort Bend County, Texas, United States 5 October 2000

Buried

Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Austin, Texas, United States

Revisions

Date19 May 2020 04:20:29
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the surname field to the suffix field.

Date29 Mar 2020 18:25:11
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date4 Sep 2015 08:33:16
ContributorED-BB
Sources

Connections to crew members for whom new pages were created

Date3 Sep 2015 14:02:11
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 11926
NARA WWII Enlistment records
NARA WWII POW records
Personal research on plane and crew