Milburn Lewis Long was the son of George Washigton Long and Pearl Phoebe Cumbow. He attended Wesleyan College. He died in Dakar, North Africa. Buried Westview Cem., Monroe County, Tn.

Milburn served as a First Lieutenant & Bombardier on B-24 #41-28663, 747th Bomber Squadron, 456th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Monroe County, Tennessee prior to the war.

B-24 #41-28663 took off from the United States to Italy. They stopped at Eknes Field, Senegal and fueled up their B-24. During takeoff they crashed for an unknown reason during the war.

Milburn died in the “Line Of Duty” in this crash.

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 15 December 1914
  • Date of death: 30 January 1944
  • County: Monroe
  • Hometown: Sweetwater
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 747th Bomber Squadron, 456th Bomber Group
  • Theater: Africa
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: West View Cemetery, Sweetwater, Monroe County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Top Panel
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