2Lt Frank O Burgeson

2Lt Frank O Burgeson

Death 21 Dec 1943
At Sea
Memorial Site* Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

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Husband of Rosemary Burgeson.

Frank served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-25D #41-30771, 405th Bomber Squadron, 38th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Burlington County, New Jersey prior to the war.

B-25D #41-30771 took off, with a crew of 5, from Durand Airfield, Papua New Guinea on a strike mission over Astrolabe Bay, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

They were hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into Astrolabe Bay. The entire crew was lost.

Frank was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-805750

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Airmen who perished on B-25D #41-30771:

Besley, Charles E ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, VA
Burgeson, Frank O ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NJ
Greenberg, Gerald ~ 1st Lt, Nav/Bmb, NY
Jenna, John A ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, WA
Protivinsky, Elden W ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, OK

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )




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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Frank O Burgeson (unknown–21 Dec 1943), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56787157, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .