Warrant Officer DOUGLAS LEOPOLD BURKE

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Rank Warrant Officer
Forenames DOUGLAS LEOPOLD
Surname BURKE
Initials D L
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Saturday, 15 July 1944
Age 20
Nationality New Zealand
Residence or Entered Service From Unknown
Service Number 421671
Force Royal New Zealand Air Force
Service/Corps/Regiment Royal New Zealand Air Force
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 247 (Royal Air Force) Squadron, 124 Wing
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location XIV. D. 10.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF ROBERT EMMETT BURKE AND NADA INEZ REBECCA BURKE, OF MATAMATA, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.

Additional Information

Warrant Officer DOUGLAS LEOPOLD BURKE was shot down by a German fighter near Esquay. He was piloting a Typhoon Mk 1b, MN808 'J' of 247 Squadron, 124 Wing, 2nd Tactical Air Force.1

 

 

Warrant Officer DOUGLAS LEOPOLD BURKE, undated. 2

 

 

References
1. Research Carl Shilleto, sources: from Franks, Norman L. .R. Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 3: Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1944-1945 (incorporating Air Defence Great Britain and 2nd TAF). pp.68 & P.185-6. Midland Publishing. Published 2000.
2. Photograph kindly proved by Pierre Vandervelden editor of In Memory archive and website.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Pierre Vandervelden.
Additional photographs provided by:  
Additional information provided by: Carl Shilleto, Norman L. .R. Franks, Marc Jordens and Pierre Vandervelden.

 

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patrick harris

we found douglas's crash site memorial stone at vieux nr caen and placed some poppies there,al 10 of us,it was near to where we stayed for the commemorations in june 2014.

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