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World War II 1
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Army 1
Birth:
1918 1
Connecticut 1
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Person:
Burton E Russell 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
1918 1
Connecticut 1
Residence:
Place: Hartford County, Connecticut 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
28 Jan 1942 1
Army Branch:
Medical Administrative Corps - For Officers only 1
Army Serial Number:
11045368 1
Enlistment Place:
Hartford Connecticut 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
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Civil Life 1
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Clerks, general office 1
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White 1
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Box Number: 0061 1
Film Reel Number: 1.54 1

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321st BG, 446th BS, Lt Burton E Russell, B-25 Combar Pilot

Italy

 

321st Bomb Group, 446th Bomb Squadron;  Russell, Burton E., 2Lt, pilot (11 S Highland St, W Hartford CT)(NARA - 11045368 RUSSELL#BURTON#E# CT HARTFORD HARTFORD CT 42)

 

First mission 3 Jul 43

  A/C No.   41-13192 (spare – returned early) P

Kirk, Robert H., 2Lt

CP

Russell, Burton E., 2Lt

N None B Fieldon, Gordon S. “Jack”, S/Sgt

E

Langan, Charles H., S/Sgt

R

Kent, Carl Hugh, S/Sgt G Orr, William J., Sgt F None

 

First completed mission 4 Jul 43

  A/C No.   42-64520 P

Kirk, Robert H., 2Lt

CP

Russell, Burton E., 2Lt

N None B Fieldon, Gordon S. “Jack”, S/Sgt

E

Langan, Charles H., S/Sgt

R

Kent, Carl Hugh, S/Sgt G Orr, William J., Sgt F None

 

First mission as 1st pilot 25 Sep 43

  A/C No.   42-64526 “Patches” P

Russell, Burton E., 2Lt

CP

Rigling, Samuel (NMI), Jr., 2Lt

N None B Plaine, Robert J., S/Sgt

E

Raffloer, Louis A., Jr., S/Sgt

R

Haughom, Milferd O., S/Sgt G Bedwell, Joy L., Sgt F Craig, L. H., Capt, 9th Combat Camera?

 

As 1st Pilot, he flew 22 out of 30 missions on 42-64520

 

first mission on 30 Sep 43.

  A/C No.   42-64520 P Russell, Burton E., 2Lt CP

Davison, William R., 2Lt

N None B Lantz, Daniel W., S/Sgt

E

Langan, Charles H., S/Sgt

R

Kent, Carl Hugh, S/Sgt G Skill, Donald H., Sgt F None

 

Last mission on 30 Dec 43

  A/C No.   42-64520 P

Russell, Burton E., 2Lt

CP

Walker, Dale F., 2Lt

N None B Nicklaus, George Edward “Nick”, 2Lt

E

Kaney, Oscar J., Jr., S/Sgt

R

Howe, Frank M., Jr., S/Sgt G Schultheis, Thomas R., Sgt F None

 

Between 30 Sep and 30 Dec, 64520 was flown by other pilots on only 5 missions – Russell did not fly those missions.

 

#42-64520 is the “Duchess”. 

 

7 Jan 44 - 446th BS War Diary:  Fighter opposition met on mission today against Metkovic, Yugoslavia.  Lt. Riordan reached that happy “50” and Lt. Wright put on his silver bars.  Captain Ford and Lt. Russell left for new assignments at the XII Bomber Command.  Mail call with a few late Xmas packages.

Ford, George L., Capt, intelligence                                     Riordan, Roland C., Lt, pilot

Russell, Burton E., Lt, pilot                                                  Wright, Theodore O., 1Lt, pilot

 321st Bomb Group History Team;  John T Fitzgerald, Patti Johnson and Barbi Ennis Connolly.   Barbi Ennis Connolly is the 321st BG Historian, additions/corrections?  PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com   (2007 to ___.)

 

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