Capt Albert Kyle “Burt” Earnest

Capt Albert Kyle “Burt” Earnest

Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Oct 2009 (aged 92)
Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Court 7, Section GG, Column 4, Niche 4
Memorial ID 46921566 View Source
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Ensign A. K. Earnest, USNR, was designated Naval Aviator #9371 in 1941. Had entered active naval service via the pre-war Aviation Cadet (AVCAD) program. A graduate of VMI, Earnest had orignally been commissioned a 2LT in the U.S. Army in 1938.

Best known as one of only two torpedo plane pilots of Torpedo Squadron Eight (VT-8) to survive after attacking the Japanese aircraft carriers during the Battle of Midway on 4 June 1942.

Captain Earnest, USN, retired from active service in 1972. He was awarded three Navy Crosses, two air medals and the Purple Heart.

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Gravesite Details Internment scheduled for 12 April 2010

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Albert Kyle “Burt” Earnest (1 Apr 1917–27 Oct 2009), Find a Grave Memorial ID 46921566, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Mike Weeks (contributor 47007652) .