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Corp Frank W Burke
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Birth: 1922
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 1945
Saline County
Kansas, USA

Frank served as a Corporal on B-17 #42-30942, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Baltimore, Maryland prior to the war.

He had previously served in the Maryland National Guard. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on September 12, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He was noted as being employed as a Stock Clerk and also as Single, without dependents.

Frank was one of ten men killed on July 17, 1945, in a crash of a B-17 bomber three miles south of Smokey Hill Army Airfield in Salina, Kansas.

Service # 20344346

( Bio by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )


( Below article found by: Dan Phelan )

In a Dec. 1943 newspaper article, it had him as missing in action in April 1943, but he was only wounded and returned home and spent 5 months at Walter Reed Hospital. He was expecting to rejoin his squadron. No word if that happened or not.


Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-30942:

Boggs, Paul M ~ Pvt, Utah
Burke, Frank W ~ Cpl, Maryland
Dahinden, Garth A ~ 2nd Lt, New York
Dawson, Myron W ~ 2nd Lt, Kansas
Denbo, Delayne R ~ Pfc, Kansas
Ellis, Lothrop P ~ 1st Lt, Pennsylvania
Hackney, Carl O ~ Pvt, Washington
Hamblen, Howard P ~ 2nd Lt, Illinois
Kunder, Richard M ~ FO, Missouri
Young, Derril C ~ Pvt, Idaho

( Crew listing by ShaneO )

Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Place Of Burial being Researched
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jun 24, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112796207

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Nov. 27, 2015

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 24, 2013

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