Burch, Francis, EMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1946, EM-0000, USS Maryland (BB-46)
Service Years
1940 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
EM-Electrician's Mate
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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Cherokee, Iowa
Last Address
Evart, Michigan

Date of Passing
Feb 20, 1990
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Post 7979, Evart PostPearl Harbor Survivor's Association
  1970, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7979, Evart Post (Member) (Evart, Michigan) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1975, Pearl Harbor Survivor's Association

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Retired and living in Evart, MI. with wife Elsie.  Dad would never talk about the war.    CPO Burch is buried in the Sylvan Cemetery, Osceola County, MI.
Other Comments:
I asked Dad on occasion about the war.  He couldn't bring himself to talk about it.  He did mention one time about a Japanese medium bomber ("Betty") ramming into his ship.  Dad fought in 7 major battles in the Pacific.  Torpedo hit the ship at one time and was sailed backwards to Pearl Harbor and then, I think, to Bremerton WA for repairs.    Dad was on the USS Maryland on December 7, 1941.  Can't imagine what he was thinking besides the horror and the anger.  Dads job during engaging the enemy on board ship was the first turret.  I couldn't get him to talk about that either.  When not in combat, Dad was an electrician.  He did stay with the USS  Maryland for the duration of the war.  I think that may be a bit unusual.  After the war, Dad went into electronics and made his living.  He sure was a good guy. 

Teresa Burch
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  1941-1946, EM-0000, USS Maryland (BB-46)

EM-Electrician's Mate

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 USS Maryland (BB-46) Details

USS Maryland (BB-46)
Hull number BB-46

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Last Updated: Jun 2, 2017
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
End of WW11!

Worst Moment
1.Pearl Harbor Attack.
2.Total WWII Casualties (Approx.)
47 - KIA
82 - WIA
06 - MIA


Other Memories
Battle Station: Turret#1 (after Pearl Harbor)
Battle Damage:
1. Pearl Harbor Attack (1941)-Ship hit by 2 aerial bombs. 4 KIA.
2. Saipan (1944)-Ship hit by aerial torpedo. 0 KIA.
3. Philippines (1944)-Ship hit by Kamikaze ("Betty" medium bomber). 31 KIA.
4. Okinawa (1945)-Ship hit by Kamikaze. 53 casualties.

My Photos For This Duty Station
BB-46 Close-up
USS Maryland Story
BB-46 Pearl Harbor Attack
32 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Maryland (BB-46)

Ray, Herbert James, RADM, (1914-1949) OFF 112X Captain
Flaherty, Michael F. D., RADM, (1928-1966) OFF 131X Commander
Ginn, James Blackburn, LTJG, (1938-1941) OFF 000X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Holm, Ralph, (1941-1947) GM GM-0875 Other Service Rank
Ashley, Robert, CPO EN EN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Daly, Roy, CPO, (1935-1966) CS CS-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Carmack, William W., CPO, (1935-1955) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
O'Campo, George, PO1, (1942-1946) CS CS-3529 Petty Officer First Class
Haaser, Francis Louis, PO1, (1936-1942) FC FC-0000 Fire Controlman 1st Class
Gardner, George, PO1, (1940-1946) RM RM-0000 Signalman 2nd Class
Brier, Claire Raymond, PO2, (1939-1941) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dalton, Verlan Riley, PO1, (1941-1945) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, Ben Robert, PO1, (1939-1943) GM GM-0000 Gunner's Mate 3rd Class
Shipley, Samuel, PO1, (1941-1945) MM MM-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Wooldridge, Robert, S1c, (1943-1944) 00 00-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Stuvengen, Charles, CPO, (1943-1986) BM BM-0000 Seaman
Belisle, Frank, F1c, (1941-1946) BT BT-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Rummel, Donald, F1c, (1943-1946) FN FN-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Kitterman jr, Charles, A1c, (1941-1946) AD AD-9502 Airman 1st Class
Mason, Byron Dalley, S2c, (1940-1941) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
McCutcheon, Warren Harrel, S2c, (1941-1941) S2c S2c-0000 Seaman Second Class
Dellinger, Carthur V, HA2c, (1942-1945) 00 00-0000 Hospital Apprentice 2nd Class
Hill, Harry Wilbur, ADM, (1911-1954) Rear Admiral Lower Half
Carter, Worrall Reed, RADM, (1908-1947) Captain
Barclay, McClelland, LCDR, (1938-1943) Lieutenant Commander
Hadley, Hugh William, CDR, (1922-1942) Lieutenant Commander
Holmes, Ephraim, ADM, (1930-1970) Lieutenant
Crow, Howard, ENS, (1940-1941) Ensign
Fiene, Raymond, PO1, (1941-1945) Chief Petty Officer
Black, Delbert D., MCPON, (1941-1971) Seaman Recruit
Dellinger, Carthur, S1c, (1940-1944) Apprentice Seaman
Craddock, William, PO2, (1941-1945) Petty Officer Second Class

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