George Price Burnett

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).

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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 1921-05-07

Enlisted

Randolph Field, Texas, United States 1942-04-14 as an Aviation Cadet in the Air Corps

Other

POW (Prisoner of War)

Żagań, Poland 1945-01-14 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 2000-10-05

Buried

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

Revisions

Date19 May 2020 04:20:29
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the surname field to the suffix field.

Date29 Mar 2020 18:25:11
Contributorjmoore43
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date4 Sep 2015 08:33:16
ContributorED-BB
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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