|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1925|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||May 4, 1945|
Seaman S1, George Henry Burbank was the son of Albert Eugene and Alice Louisa (Austin) Burbank. He enlisted in the Navy on March 15, 1943 and was serving on the U.S.S. Luce (DD-522) when she was hit by a Japanese suicide plane on May 4, 1945. He died along with 125 other officers and men of her 312 man crew. He is remembered on the Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial of those Missing in Action or Buried at Sea. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously.
George was survived by his parents and sisters; Edith, Doris, and Mary.
A memorial service was held at Old South Church on Sunday July 29, 1945. Family, friends, and local organizations gathered to pay tribute to his memory. The church Honor Roll book was open to the page containing his picture. Rev. Howard Paige extended his sympathy to the bereaved family and expressed the hope that youth will never again be called upon to sacrifice their lives after this war was won.
Members of the Edmund Meacham Post, American Legion, under Past Commander Edward Rawson; Company G, State Guard, under Sgt. Elwin Phelps; Sons of Union Veterans under Karl French; the Auxiliary under Mrs. Albert Buckman, and the Town Clock Club were present. (bio by: Daystcat)
Note: Entered the service from Vermont.
Plot: Courts of the Missing
Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56116730