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Capt Thomas Guy Burge

Capt Thomas Guy Burge

Birth
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 28 Jan 1969 (aged 25)
Vietnam
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Buried in a Bell, California Cemetery
Memorial ID 94908503 · View Source
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PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Bell, CA
Date of birth: 07/05/1943

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Air Force
Grade at loss: O2
Rank: Captain
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
ID No: 3171174
MOS: 1115: Pilot
Length Service: 02
Unit: 559TH TAC FTR SQDN, 12TH TAC FTR WING, 7TH AF

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 03/21/1968
Incident Date: 01/28/1969
Casualty Date: 01/28/1969
Age at Loss: 25
Location: Khanh Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Crew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

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He was a graduate of Bell High School where he was president of his graduating class. He received his B.S. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from UCLA in 1966. He was a member of ROTC and took his flight training at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring, Texas. There he met and was engaged to Nancy Sessions of Big Spring. They were to be married upon the completion of this tour on April 4, 1969 at the Reese AFB Chapel in Lubbock, Texas.

He was killed on a malfunction of his aircraft upon take-off. The F-4 Phantom aircraft crashed and killed Capt Burge. His aircraft had been shot up on two previous missions, but he was able to return unscathed.


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  • Created by: Billy M. Brown
  • Added: 6 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94908503
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Thomas Guy Burge (5 Jul 1943–28 Jan 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94908503, ; Maintained by Billy M. Brown (contributor 46859520) Unknown, who reports a Buried in a Bell, California Cemetery.