Burns, Ona W., 1LT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
AAF MOS 1054-Pilot - Two-Engine
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1943-1945, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Aviation

First Lieutenant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Home Town
St. George
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jun 22, 1995
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Honorably Discharged WW II


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Last Known Activity
1LT ONA W BURNS WORKED AS A RAILROAD YARD BRAKEMAN BEFORE ENTERING THE SERVICE IN 1942 AS AN ENLISTED AIRPLANE MECHANIC AND SERVED UNTIL 30 AUGUST 1943 WHEN HE WAS COMMISIONED AS A 2LT. HE TRAINED AS A TWIN ENGINE AIRPLANE PILOT AND SERVED WITH FLIGHT "A" OF THE 1ST EMERGENCY RESCUE SQUADRON OVERSEAS UNTIL 22 APRIL 1945. UPON RETURNING STATESIDE HE WAS STATIONED AT BOCA RATON FLORIDA AS AN AIR SEA RESCUE PILOT. 1LT BURNS WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE AAF ON 8 JULY 1945.  HE PASSED AWAY IN TEXAS ON 22 JUNE 1995.
   
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   1943-1945, USAAF 12th Army Air Force

First Lieutenant
From Month/Year
August / 1943
To Month/Year
July / 1945
Unit
USAAF 12th Army Air Force Unit Page
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
Not Specified
Location
E.T.O. , A.P.T. & Miami, Fl
Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USAAF 12th Army Air Force Details

USAAF 12th Army Air Force
On August 20, 1942, Twelfth Air Force was activated at Bolling AAF, Maryland. On September 23, 1942. Brigadier General Jimmy Doolittle formally assumed 12th AF command with Colonel Hoyt S. Vandenberg as chief of staff. Barely four months after it was conceived, 12th AF made its first contributions to World War II. When D-Day for the invasion of North Africa (Operation Torch) arrived on November 8, 1942
Type
Air Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Parent Unit
European Theater
Strength
Force
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018
   
   
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25 Members Also There at Same Time
USAAF 12th Army Air Force

Davison, Donald Angus, MG, (1915-1944) Brigadier General
Thyng, Harrison Reed, COL, (1940-1947) AV AAF MOS 1081 Colonel
Davis, Benjamin Oliver, COL, (1936-1947) AV AAF MOS 1081 Lieutenant Colonel
Leverette, William Lawrence, LTC, (1939-1947) AV AAF MOS 1058 Lieutenant Colonel
Macia, James Herbert, LTC, (1940-1946) AV AAF MOS 1063 Lieutenant Colonel
Parker, James M., MAJ, (1940-1947) AV AAF MOS 1091 Major
Chase Jr, Levi R., MAJ, (1940-1946) AV AAF MOS 1056 Captain
Miller, Richard Ewing, CPT, (1939-1943) AV AAF MOS 1036 Captain
Tresville, Robert B., CPT, (1942-1944) AV AAF MOS 1081 Captain
Burns, John Pugh, CPT, (1942-1945) First Lieutenant
Merrill, Allen E., 1LT, (1942-1946) AV AAF MOS 1082 First Lieutenant
Potter, Henry A., 1LT, (1940-1947) AV 1035 First Lieutenant
Sims, Jack A., 1LT, (1940-1947) AV AAF MOS 1091 First Lieutenant
Varnell Jr, James Sullins, CPT, (1942-1945) AV AAF MOS 1056 First Lieutenant
Leonard, Paul John, M/Sgt, (1931-1943) Master Sergeant
Hanlan, Lee D., T/Sgt, (1942-1944) OD 684 Technical Sergeant
Barb, Joseph Clifford, S/Sgt, (1943-1945) AV 612 Staff Sergeant
Stankus, Jack G., S/Sgt, (1942-1943) AV 611 Staff Sergeant
Wilfong, Warren Snowden, S/Sgt, (1942-1945) MP 677 Staff Sergeant
Arnold, Claude W, Sgt, (1942-1945) QM 037 Sergeant
Leffler, William, Sgt, (1942-1943) AAF Sergeant
Kight, Henry Jack, Cpl, (1942-1945) SC 766 Corporal
Knarr, John Oscar, Cpl, (1942-1945) FA 845 Corporal
Wiles, Everett H., Cpl, (1942-1945) OD 014 Corporal
Simmons, Harold B., PFC, (1941-1945) QM 060 Private First Class

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