New England Air Museum
Edwin R. Burt

 

Capt. Edwin R. Burt, 1944

 

Recent Address:

237 SE 17th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

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Family Information:

Parents: Roy and Olive; Wife: Janice; Child: Roger; Sibling: Eloise

Hometown:

Estherville, IA

Date Entered Service:

May 31, 1941

Service Number:

0433648

Bomb Group:

468th

Squadron:

794th

Location of Unit:

Tinian (July, 1945)

Missions Flown:

5

Hump Missions Flown:

 

Targets:

Hachiogi, Takarazuka, Saga, Fukuyama, Tokyo (Power Display)

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, WWII Victory Medal

Service Schools Attended:

Primary and Basic Flight-Ontario,CA Aug-Oct 1941; Advanced Flight-Stcoton, CA Jan 1942; P-63 Airframe Engin., Bell Co., Niagara Falls, NY Sep 1944

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 1093-Pilot B-29 VHB, MOS 4823-Aircraft Engineering Officer

Rank Upon Discharge:

Captain

Crew Type:

 

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-24893 Li'l Organ Annie (inherited from Harry Olsen's crew)

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October 21, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

November 6, 1946

Post-WWII Military Service:

6th Recon. Sqdn., Roswell, NM (B-29 Pilot). Remained in Reserves, promoted to Major (in Iowa).

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Owner-operator of office machine sales and service business.

Comments:

Mr. Burt passed away June 7, 1956 of leukemia and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville, IA

 


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