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Lawrence L. Burgin


He attended Western Carolina University for a year and decided he wanted to serve his country. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps where he served as crew chief mechanic on B24 bomber airplanes in the Libyan desert arena and the boot of Italy with the 376 Bombardment Group which was well known as the B24 Liberator group and was presented with the Distinguished Unit Badge as a member of that group. He also received the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon with 3 stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He was so proud to be an American and thankful he could serve his country.


Units served with

  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 512th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Henderson, North Carolina 19 November 1920
Enlisted Fort Jackson, South Carolina 22 June 1942
Died Henderson, North Carolina 18 July 2019


Date Contributor Update
23 July 2019 21:06:49 KD4ITI Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, role, biography, events and unit associations

Dave Wentzel
8th AF Historical Society (Charlotte Chapter)