Burden, William E. – 4th Armored Division

Born in 1916, Erie, New York, USA.

Missing in action on December 23, 1944 in Chaumont, Belgium.

Army Serial Number: 32131975.

William Burden enlisted in the US Army on June 2, 1941, in Buffalo, New York. 

On December 23, 1944, Technician 4th Grade Burden was with B Company of the 8th Tank Battalion when this unit attacked Chaumont.

T/4 Burden’s tank was knocked out by anti-tank fire and immediately burst into flames. He was the only one of the five crew members who didn’t manage to escape the burning tank.

Officially declared missing in action.