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Harold L Burge

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille in B-24 #4128776. He normally flew as Co-Pilot but on the day he was killed, Burge was in the tail position because a commanding officer took his position in the cockpit.

Service

Units served with

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28776

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Munich. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 11-Jul-44. 3 x EVD, 1 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 7511.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Fresno, California, USA
Evaded Belgium 11 July 1944
Died 11 July 1944
Buried Clarksburg, West Virginia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7511 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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