Title: Jack W. Burnham

Description: Portrait of Jack W. Burnham, a Staff Sergeant in the U. S. Airforce. Burnham was born on March 10, 1925, in Kansas City, Missouri and enlisted in 1943. He was assigned as a gunner on a B-26 and while returning from his last mission, he was killed in action when debris pierced his plane. He was awarded the Air Medal, one silver and three bronze oakleaf clusters, six bronze stars, and the Purple Heart.

Date: Circa 1943

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.

Collection: Gold Star Mother's Legion Scrapbook (SC68) See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37095

Location: SC68, p. 39

Subject: World War II;

Local Subject: Gold Star Mothers of Kansas City; Burnham, Jack W.

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10020628

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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