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James C Burton

Military

Crew Number 45. Killed in Action (KIA) B-17 #42-31512 'Ice Cold Katie' hit a tree at Grundisburgh while being slow timed on 2 June 1944.

Service

Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31512 Ice Cold Katie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/11/43; Gt Falls 15/11/43; Denver 22/11/43; Kearney 27/11/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-H] Framlingham 2/1/44; suffered n/battle damaged hitting tree at Grundisburgh Hall, Sfk, being slow timed on 2/6/44, with...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Texas, USA 1942
Died 2 June 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2018 15:31:38 Lucy May Changes to biography
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.390thspace.com/bombgroup.php?page=1&name=B

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2018 15:30:48 Lucy May Changes to role, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56288262/james-c_m-burton

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Sup / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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