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1Lt Robert F Burgie
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1Lt Robert F Burgie

Birth
New York, USA
Death 6 Mar 1945 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Cenotaph Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID 56751230 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. George Moldenhauer who resided in Irondequoit, New York.

Husband of Dorothy J. Burgie who resided in Denver, Colorado.

Robert served as a First Lieutenant & Navigator on B-25J #44-29271, 17th Squadron, 71st Reconnaissance Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 306 Somershire Drive, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 10, 1941, prior to the war, in Rochester, New York. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as an Actor and also as being Single, without dependents.

He was married sometime after his enlistment.

Robert was declared "Missing In Action" in the Southwest Pacific when his B-25J crashed into the sea due to being damaged by enemy fire during the war.

He was awarded the "Distinguished Flying Cross", Air Medal, and a Purple Heart.

Service # O1052697

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Airmen who perished on B-25J #44-29271:

Burgie, Robert F ~ 1st Lt, Navigator, NY
Flath, Kenneth H ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NJ
Holbrook, John D ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, TX
Morgan, David R ~ S/Sgt, Engineeer, PA
Wade, James F ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, MA

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

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751230
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1Lt Robert F Burgie (1923–6 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751230, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .