Burton English - 1st Lieutenant

Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Birth: Mar 14, 1920
Date Of Death: Oct 1, 1943
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Lake View, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)
Service Ribbons Awarded:
  • Air Medal with V (for valor) (Somalia)
  • Purple Heart


Year at ISU: 1941

First Lieutenant Burton Clyde English was born in Lake View, Iowa Mr. and Mrs. Thomas English on March 14, 1920. His last home address was in Lytton, Iowa.

Burton entered service on January 28, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. He made second lieutenant on October 9, 1942 and first lieutenant sometime in April 1943. He flew 32 missions with the 15th Air Force stationed in Italy.

Burton died over Switzerland on October 1, 1943 following a bombing raid on Munich, Germany. His awards and citations include the Air Medal, five Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Purple Heart.