Ens James Francis Burke, Jr

Photo added by Dan Arnes

Ens James Francis Burke, Jr

  • Birth 4 Dec 1944 Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Death 1 Aug 1967 Vinh Long, Vinh Long, Vietnam
  • Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section T Site 3695
  • Memorial ID 118684007

Ensign James Francis Burke was killed in action after the helicopter he was co-pilot on crashed in Vinh Long, South Vietnam. The mission was returning from a firefly recon mission and encountered a thunder storm short of the runway, went IFR, lost control and crashed. Three others on board were also killed.

ENS James Burke was a Plank Owner of Navy Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three, HA(L)-3 in country less than 3 months, flying a training mission as co-pilot in an Army helicopter with Army Crew.

Vietnam Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 24E Line 058


Family Members

Gravesite Details Gravesite/Plot info taken from VA Cemetery Listing. Previous Memorial# 14912851 created Jul 13, 2006, has disappeared.

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  • Created by: Dan Arnes
  • Added: 14 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118684007
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ens James Francis Burke, Jr (4 Dec 1944–1 Aug 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118684007, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Dan Arnes (contributor 47630541) .