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Richard Francis Burns Collection

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Richard Francis Burns Collection

Biographical Information

Name:
Richard Francis Burns
State of Birth:
CT
Home State:
FL
Gender
Male

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1945-1947
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
Navy
Unit of Service
USS Randolph (CV 15)
Location of Service
Caribbean; Mediterranean; Atlantic
Highest Rank
Petty Officer
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a radio operator and back seat gunner in SB2C Helldiver aircraft.

War or Conflict
Korean War, 1950-1953
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1948-1976
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Air Force
Unit of Service
9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Fighter Group; 2nd Infantry Division
Location of Service
Randolph Field and Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas; Nellis AFB, Nevada; K-11 Air Base, Korea; Japan; Turner AFB, Georgia; Edwards AFB, California
Highest Rank
Captain
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran served as a F-80 and F-84 pilot.

War or Conflict
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Military Status
Veteran
Entrance into Service
Commissioned
Branch of Service
Air Force
Unit of Service
Headquarters, Tactical Air Command (TAC)
Location of Service
Langley Air Force Base, Virginia; Vietnam; Thailand; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia; England; Germany
Highest Rank
Colonel
Prisoner of War
No

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Video: DVD [1 item] -- Oral history interview
Manuscript: Biographical information [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Interviewer:
Don Moore
Contributor:
Don Moore
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Sun Newspapers
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/78780
Subjects:
Burns, Richard Francis
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Navy.
Korean War, 1950-1953--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal Narratives
United States. Air Force.
Cite as:
Richard Francis Burns Collection
(AFC/2001/001/78780), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

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