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John J Burgmeier Jr

Military

Flew a tour of bombing missions with 323BG, 8AF USAAF. Cross trained for fighters and after a crash course in meteorology. Transferred to 9th Weather Recon. Squadron (Provisional) 9AF, 22 x combat missions to VE Day at St. Trond, Belgium.

Post War: Transferred to HQ 354th Fighter Group. Served with the Occupation Forces in Germany until 1947. Served in WWII, Korea & Vietnam. Retired at Lt Colonel/Command Pilot in 1974.

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 323rd Bomb Group

    323rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 323rd Bombardment Group operated with B-26 Marauders, American medium bombers. They were the first Eighth Air Force Group to fly a medium level bombing mission with this aircraft on 16 July 1943. After flying a total of 33 missions with the Eighth,...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • Headquarters (364th Fighter Group)

Associated Place

  • Earls Colne

    Military site : airfield
    Earls Colne was built in 1941 as an airfield for No.3 Group, RAF Bomber Command, although never used as such. Assigned to the US Eighth Air Force (as Station 358) in 1942, its 36 hardstands were increased to 50, bringing the airfield up to Air Ministry...

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Stearns County, MN, USA 29 May 1923

Son of John J Snr and Lucille E [Krausert] Burgmeier.

Based Earls Colne 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 323BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted Jefferson Barracks Park, 345 North Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125, USA 2 February 1943
Transferred Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 2 February 1944 – May 1945

Transferred to 9th Weather Recon. Squadron (Provisional)

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK May 1945

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant.

Transferred Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK May 1945 – 1947

Transferred HQ Sqn, 354FG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried St Cloud, MN 56301, USA February 1983

Calvary Cemetery
Saint Cloud
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA

Died Hennepin County, MN, USA 20 February 1983

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2017 16:02:17 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix and awards
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/312801980/?terms=John%20J%20Burgmeier
https://www.fold3.com/page/84665560_john_j%20burgmeier/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/181125503/?terms=JOhn%20J%20Burgmeier
Thor's Legions: Weather Support to the U.S. Air Force and Army, 1937-1987 By John Fuller
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=176071520

Date Contributor Update
04 August 2017 16:01:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/312801980/?terms=John%20J%20Burgmeier
https://www.fold3.com/page/84665560_john_j%20burgmeier/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/181125503/?terms=JOhn%20J%20Burgmeier
Thor's Legions: Weather Support to the U.S. Air Force and Army, 1937-1987 By John Fuller
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=176071520

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2015 00:46:35 burgs Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
27 January 2015 00:43:46 burgs Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
27 January 2015 00:37:15 burgs Changes to highest rank and role
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Date Contributor Update
27 January 2015 00:31:37 burgs Changes to suffix and nickname
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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