Charles Sim Burnette
Born 12 Mar 1922, Polk County, Tennessee
Died non Battle, 24 August 1943
Son of Noah H. Burnette and Mary Swafford

401st Bomber Group, 615th Bomber Squadron

Private Burnette served with the 401st Bomber Group, 615th Bomb Squadron from Lewiston Army Air Base. He was one of twelve airmen killed in the crash of B-17F Flying Fortress #42-6062, near Winnett, Montana.

Crew members
2nd Lt Michael F. Rodgers
2nd Lt Walter L. Eckerman
2nd Lt William L. Luedke
2nd Lt James W. Lynch
Sgt Henry J. Downs
Sgt Edward C. Gregorich
Sgt Morris S. Kincaid
Sgt Frederic T. Melynchek
Sgt Cecil K. Nolen
PFC John L. Dlouty
Pvt Charles F. Burnette

Buried at Etowah Cemetery, McMinn County, Tennessee

The Dayton Herald, Feb. 4, 1943
Sgt. Charles Burnett, son of Mrs. Gertie Burnett of Graysville and the late Virgil Burnett, was killed in an airplane crash in Bear Canyon, Calif., last Sunday. Details of the crash are incomplete, but he was one of three men killed. Three others parachuted to safety. Sgt. Burnett was a flight chief, stationed at Victoryville, Calif., having been in the service for two and a half years. He had recently returned to California from Graysville after the death of his father three weeks ago.
Besides his mother he is survived by three brothers, R.L. and Geroge Burnett of Graysville and Fred Burnett of Owensboror, Ky., and one sister, Mrs. C.V. Howard of Crossville.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 March 1922
  • Date of death: 4 August 1943
  • County: McMinn
  • Hometown: Graysville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 401st Bomber Group, 615th Bomber Squadron
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Etowah Cemetery, McMinn County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Middle Panel
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