Rank and Name, Electrician’s mate Third Class John August Burnside.
Unit/Placed in, USS Borie (DD-704) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
John is born approx. on 16 Dec. 1916 in Burlington, Iowa.
Father, Lester Arthur Burnside.
Mother, Mary Elizabeth (Melcher) Burnside.
Spouse, Arlene (LeVonne) Burnside.
John enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 8606087.
John was KIA when the USS Borie was hit by a Kamikaze on Aug. 9, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
John is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/704.htm
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/