Name: John Charles Burt

Military Service Number: Enlisted - 12032130 Commissioned - O-789199

Neighborhood: Forest Hills, Queens

DOB: May 10, 1919

Dates at Queens College: September 1938 - 1939


Date of Induction to Military:

Enlisted - August 1, 1942 Until June 12, 1942

Commissioned - June 13, 1942

Military Service Branch: US Army Air Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: 394th Bomber Squadron, 5th Bomber Group (heavy)


MIA, September 23 1943 Guadalcanal near
Bougainville Island. Finding of Death of Missing
Person December 14, 1945

Awards and Medals:

Purple Heart

Good Conduct Medal

Air Medal

American Defense Service Medal

American Campaign Service Medal

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star

World War II Victory Medal

World War II Honorable Service Lapel Button

Where Deployed: Bougainville Island in the Solomon Group

Where Deceased: Tablets of the Missing at Manila American

Buried In: Cemetery, Manila, Philippines

John Charles Burt served as a non-commissioned officer from 1st of August 1941 until 12th of June 1942 in the Air Corps of the Army of the United States. On 13th of June 1942, Burt was commissioned as a second lieutenant by appointment from the President of the United States. He would ultimately attain the rank of first lieutenant.He served in four different unites at Guadalcanal in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. On 28th of September 1943 he was serving near Bougainville Island as a crew member on a B-24 bomber that was to bomb and enemy convoy filled with supplies. During the run he went missing in action and was officially declared dead on 14th of December 1945.Among the many awards and decorations that Burt received were the Purple Heart, the American Defense Service Medal, the WWII Victory Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal with one Bronze Service Star. He is buried at the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines.


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