Burns, John Pugh, CPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1082-Pilot, B-25
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Aviation

Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Red Bluff
Last Address
Riverside

Date of Passing
Aug 22, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Riverside National Cemetery - Riverside, California
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Last Known Activity
Capt. Burns served with the 447th Bombardment Squadron, 321st Bombardment Group, 12th Army Air Force.

His bomber group was deployed to North Africa in early 1943.  He was involved in 41 combat missions to targets in Africa, Sicily, Sardinia, and Italy.

On his final mission his plane was badly damaged and crash landed near the Salerno, Italy beachhead. He and his bombardier were both wounded in this action.

He received the Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross for his service. He spent the rest of the war in the Air Transport Command based in Dallas, Texas.
   
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 Unit Assignments
USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1943-1944, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Berkeley
  1937-1941, University of California, Berkeley
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