668th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

1Lt. Jack J. Burg

Bombardier/Navigator,  O-743756

Killed In Action - Dec 25, 1944

668th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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      Born: 21-Mar-1920, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Entered Military Service: Date: 14-Mar-1941 At: Chicago, IL From: Cook County, Illinois
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 16004218

Buried: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Hombourg, Belgium, Plot G Row 3 Grave 36

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Notes:
A/C Last Sighted and was Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Description:
The flight leader's plane was hit by moderate to intense, heavy accurate flak that followed the formation from the bombline to the target. The plane, an A-20 Havoc, exploded in mid-air. One chute was seen to emerge and open. The crew consisted of Captain R.V. Miracle, Lt J.J. Burg, Staff Sergeants A.F. Galloway and J.R. Simmonds. ... Both crews are listed as MIA.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 12016 and Mission # 176




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 03 Jun 1944, Sat Page 5
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 03 Jun 1944, Sat Page 5
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri) 02 Jun 1944, Fri Page 17
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
Headstone
Rosters Of WW II Dead
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
 
 


Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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