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Samuel J. Burns

Technical Sergeant,
U.S. Army Air Force

12034212

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: December 19, 1943
Buried at:  
Awards: Purple Heart

TECHNICAL SERGEANT SAMUEL J. BURNS was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Burns. He grew up in Gloucester City NJ, where his parents lived at 215 Orlando Avenue. He attended Gloucester High School, where he managed the school football team. After he graduated from high school, he played with the semi-pro Gloucester Crescents. He had attended Temple University ion Philadelphia and also had worked at a shipyard in Baltimore MD before enlisting tin the United States Army in March of 1941.

Samuel Burns qualified for flight duty, and was part of a bomber crew when he was killed over Germany on December 19, 1943. He was 22 at the time. Samuel Burns was survived b his parents, and a brother, George Burns, who was then serving with the Seabees in California. His parents were notified on January 13, 1944 of his death, which was reported in the evening edition of the Saturday, February 5, 1944 Camden Courier-Post.


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