SSGT Burling Larson

SSGT Burling Larson

New York, USA
Death 22 Feb 1944 (aged 27–28)
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 45698085 · View Source
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Burling served as a Staff Sergeant& Ball Turret Gunner on B-17G (#42-31443), 532nd Bomber Squadron, 381st Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Erie County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on August 29, 1942 in Buffalo, New York. He was noted as being employed in the fabrication of metal products and also as Single, without dependents.

Burling was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was shot down by German Fighters and crashed near Bielefeld, Germany while on a mission to Oscherleben, Germany. He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 12139356


Airmen who perished on B-17G (#42-31443):

Bright, Notra J ~ T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Indiana
Butler, Arthur N ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, Maine
Flaherty, Francis J ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, New York
Hoffer, John I ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, Pennsylvania
Krzyzak, Henry R S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, New York
Larson, Burling ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, New York

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )



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