Burns, Ralph Wallace, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1943, 131X, VT-27 Boomers
Service Years
1941 - 1943
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Year of Birth
Not Specified
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marlborough, MA
Last Address
117 Summer St
Malden, MA

Casualty Date
Apr 19, 1943
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VT-27 Boomers
  1942-1943, 131X, VT-27 Boomers
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 25, 1942, Commissioned as Ensign
  Mar 01, 1943, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Apr 24, 1943, Telegram1
  Sep 19, 1943, Missing Flyer Decorated1
  Oct 06, 2018, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

LTJG Burns' plane was shot down on April 19, 1943. His body was not recovered and he was later declared dead.

Service number: 116501
 Military Association Memberships
WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
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