Personnel Index - Detail

Name
BURKY
First Names
Raymond C
Nationality
USA
Rank
Lieutenant
Service
RAF
Crew Position
Observer
Posting Details
14/04/18
Date of Death
15/05/1918
Cemetery

 

Aircraft DH 9 serial C6177 was reported missing from a photo reconnaissance operation near Bertangles on 15/5/18 - probably shot down by enemy fighters. The Pilot Cpt W.G. Chambers and Observer Lt R. C. Burky USAS were both killed.

The fact that Lt Burky is buried in Suresnes could imply that he was wounded and died of these wounds. Most burials in this cemetery are those who died whilst in a Paris hospital.
 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke