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Sgt Burl Joshua Hudgens
Birth: Jul. 15, 1918
Columbia County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1945, Italy

T/Sgt. Burl J. Hudgens was the son of John and Nannie Hudgens. He joined his squadron in September 1941 and served in China, Burma, France, Sicily, and Italy. On April 12, 1945, as he and his assistant crew-chief, James Choate, prepared their aircraft for a mission, another airplane suddenly crashed into their parked plane killing them instantly. During his time in the service he was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement while flying in the India-Burma campaign, and Oak Leaf cluster for meritorious achievement while participating in the airborne invasion of southern France. He was also awarded the Good Conduct Medal "in recognition of exemplary behavior, efficiency through capacity to produce desired results, and fidelity through faithful and exact performance of duty." Also, he was authorized to wear the American Defense Ribbon, the European-African Theater Ribbon with six battle service stars and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with one battle service star. T/Sgt. Hudgens was buried in Bari War Cemetery in southern Italy and then reburied in Shiloh Cemetery on November 24, 1948.

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 Parents:
  John Pace Hudgens (1892 - 1959)
  Nannie Mac Hyde Hudgens (1891 - 1977)
 
 Siblings:
  Eva Vesta Hudgens Dixon (1916 - 2008)*
  William Alvis Hudgens (1917 - 1988)*
  Burl Joshua Hudgens (1918 - 1945)
  Wilma Carolyn Hudgens Dumas (1922 - 1999)*
  Roma Lee Hudgens Aubrey (1923 - 1987)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Gave his life for God and country in Italy
 
Burial:
Shiloh Cemetery
Lamartine
Columbia County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Katie Grimmett Jones
Record added: Sep 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21690988
Sgt Burl Joshua Hudgens
Added by: Katie Grimmett Jones
 
Sgt Burl Joshua Hudgens
Added by: Katie Grimmett Jones
 
 
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Never forgotten....
- Mairbair57
 Added: Feb. 24, 2014
Happy birthday, Uncle Burl
- Love, Katie
 Added: Jul. 15, 2012

- Linda Hudgens Simpson
 Added: Dec. 30, 2011
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