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Burgman, O.V. "Jack" (Second World War correspondence)
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This collectin contains eight correspondence from Anne Kallas to her fiancee SSgt O.V. "Jack" Burgman, USAAF, and one return letter during the Second World War.
Staff Sergeant Orin Verne "Jack" Burgman, United States Army Air Force (3/1924 - 5/24/1944) was born in Port Angeles Washington to his parents Orin and Julia and was engaged to his fiancee Anne Kallas, who signed her letters "Annabella," during the Second World War. SSgt. Burgman served as a bomber gunner in the 334th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomber Group. He flew missions out of England and even thought he had shot down at least one German ME 109. Unfortunately, he was listed as Missing in Action in May 1944 during this correspondence. Anne and his mother went to the San Francisco area shortly after her letters were returned and he was not accounted for to get answers, but they were never given any information. SSgt. Burgman's body was never found and a grave was created for him at Arlington Cemetery, with his name listed on a tombstone along with twelve other Air Corps service members as having died May 24, 1944.
.05 Linear Feet (1 folder)
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