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Dean R Burns

Military

Pilot P-38 'Droop Snoot' 44-23162, flew recon of Mortain area, due to overcast reduced altitude and A/C was hit by flak in starboard engine, lost control and baled out along with Observer
Major William K Collonan 2 x MIA/FOD. MACR 7862.

Awards: PH.

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  • William Collonan

    Military | Major | Observer / Navigator
    Observor P-38 'Droop Snoot' 44-23162, flew recon of Mortain area, due to overcast reduced altitude and A/C was hit by flak in starboard engine, pilot 1st Lt Dean R Burns lost control and both baled out. 2 x MIA/FOD. MACR 7862.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • 44-23162

    P-38 Lightning
    Point of departure was A-11 airfield, Saint-Lambert, for recon of Mortain area, due to overcast reduced altitude and was hit by flak in starboard engine, pilot lost control and both occupants baled out, one parachute snagged tailplane and went down...

Associated Place

  • Andover

    Military site : airfield
    Andover was built in the First World War and used by the Royal Flying Corps, then the RAF. Home to the 370th Fighter Group in 1944, it was then handed back to the RAF. The airfield closed in 1976, and the site has since been used by the British Army.

  • Saint-Dizier

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Kansas, USA 1922

Harold Daniel and Nellie Lucille [Haggart] Burns.

Lived in Chelan County, WA, USA 1940
Enlisted 4 January 1942

Seattle, Washington

Died 50140 Mortain, France 9 August 1944

Flew recon of Mortain area, due to overcast reduced altitude and A/C was hit by flak in starboard engine, lost control and baled out along with Observer
Major William K Collonan 2 x MIA/FOD. MACR 7862.

Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno, San Mateo County CA 3 April 1950

Re-interred
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno, San Mateo County
California, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 December 2021 15:50:57 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42172615/dean-r-burns

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2021 12:18:25 general ira snapsorter Changes to place associations
Sources

Information from a list of signatures suggested to be of airmen in the 405th Fighter Group, 511th Fighter Squadron, at St. Dizier, France, supplied by Don Scott of Ventura, California, in September 2021

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2021 16:05:37 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29441711
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763470
https://www.fold3.com/record/84969280/dean-r-burns-wwii-army-enlistment-...
https://www.fold3.com/record/713279199/burns-dean-r-us-veterans-gravesit...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42172615/dean-r-burns

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2021 14:25:09 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations
Sources

Information from a list of signatures suggested to be of airmen in the 405th Fighter Group, 511th Fighter Squadron, at St. Dizier, France, supplied by Don Scott of Ventura, California, on September 2021.

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2016 10:28:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Burns&GSfn=Dean&GS...
MACR 7862.

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