Joseph Earnest Burger

Military

Object Number - UPL 28194 - S/Sgt Joseph B. Burger (Engineer/Top Turret Gunner/ Flexible Gunner) Donald S. Morrison Crew

Shot down on the 26 November 1943 mission to Bremen in B-17 #42-5051 'Barrel House Bessie'. Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13067778
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-741973
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36255285
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 482nd Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 812th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14006633 at enlistment, then O-406671
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot; Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37205337
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Barrel House Bessie
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron 546th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

1921-11-30 New York State
Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York

Enlisted

1942-07-07 Albany, New York

Died

2003-02-24

Buried

Middleburgh Cemetery, Middleburgh, Schoharie County, New York

Revisions

Date6 Feb 2019 14:57:31
ContributorED-BB
Sources

NARA WWII Enlistment records
US Dpt of Veterans Affairs' Gravesite Locator

Date28 May 2017 06:47:57
ContributorBdemille
Sources

Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date28 May 2017 06:43:47
ContributorBdemille
Sources

Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date28 May 2017 06:40:49
ContributorBdemille
Sources

Bruce A. DeMille, son Lt. Robert E. DeMille

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:12
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1579 / MACR 1579, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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