671st BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Arthur James Burgess

Airplane Mechanic-Gunner,  33416564

Killed In Action - Sep 29, 1944

671st Bombardment Squadron (L)


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  Born: 10-Jul-1921, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

Entered Military Service: Date: 22-Dec-1942 At: Pittsburgh, PA From: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 33416564

Buried: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium, Plot B Row 33 Grave 55

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry     Overseas American Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission Memorial, Certificate
Fields of Honor Database

A/C Information not Available. Lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft.

Three planes, all from the 671st Bomb Sq (L), were knocked down, and almost simultaneously, at the target. All three were in the same flight. ... The third plane, piloted by Lt R.C. Morehouse with Staff Sergeants L.A. Ziegel and A.J. Burgess as gunners, did the same maneuver, diving and loosing altitude over the target. No chutes were seen to come from the last two planes.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 9276 and Mission # 149

Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) 27 Jun 1946, Thu Page 5
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
WW II Service Compensation Application
WW II Service Compensation Application
Rosters Of WW II Dead
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
American Battle Monuments Commission Certificate

Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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