Burdett, Edward Burke, Brig Gen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
66-Air Commander
Last AFSC Group
Command and Control
Primary Unit
1967-1967, POW North Vietnam
Service Years
1943 - 1967
Officer Collar Insignia
Brigadier General

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Korat Royal Thai AFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Nov 18, 1967
Hostile, Died while Captured
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E 013

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force Commander

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Command)
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Prisoner Of War (POW)
  1967-1967, POW North Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1965-1973 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1939-1943, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  F-80/P-80 Shooting Star  F-84 Thunderjet  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1944-1945, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
  1950-1950, F-80/P-80 Shooting Star
  1950-1952, F-84 Thunderjet
  1967-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Gen. Burdett's aircraft was shot down on November 18, 1967 over North Vietnam.  He died that same day while in captivity.  His remains were returned on March 6, 1974.

Colonel Edward B. Burdett distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force over North Vietnam on 30 September 1967. On that date, Colonel Burdett led a twenty ship strike force to a successful attack against a high priority military target. The destruction of this bridge seriously restricts the flow of military supplies to the hostile forces in South Vietnam. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Colonel Burdett has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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