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Robert Philo Burgess



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Born Beach, Illinois 14 March 1918
Lived in Libertyville, IL 16 October 1940

1125 Milwaukee Avenue

Worked for Johns-Manville Corp.

Enlisted Rockford, IL 25 January 1941

Camp Grant

Died Tyrrhenian Sea off Anzio Beach, Italy 19 February 1944

On February 19, 1944 he was on the crew of the North American B-25C Mitchell medium bomber #41-30551 "Pink Lady" based out of Foggia, Italy. It was reported that they were shot down while bombing enemy troops at Anzio and crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea. They dived their damaged B-25 into the sea to avoid hitting a hospital ship. There were no survivors.

Buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial 1945

No Known Grave

Tablets of The Missing

Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy


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