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An illustration made after the war shows 2nd Lt. Harry Burdette from his stricken B-17 Flying Fortress after being attaked by German figther aircraft in Nov. 1943. Burdette, the grandfather of Capt. Shawn Jensen, an RC-135 Rivet Joint pilot 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaisance Squadron, is shown here in his mug photo taken when he became a prisoner of war. Burdette weighed 170 pounds at the time of his capture, 129 pounds when he was liberated 18 months later. The photo on the right is a photo taken during his job in private industry. (Courtesty photo-Richard Burdette/Released)


Grandfather’s World War II legacy continued by pilot grandson

An illustration made after the war shows 2nd Lt. Harry Burdette from his stricken B-17 Flying Fortress after being attaked by German figther aircraft in Nov. 1943. Burdette, the grandfather of Capt. Shawn, an RC-135 Rivet Joint pilot from the 55th Wing at Offutt AFB, Nebraska and flying for the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaisance Squadron, is shown here in his mug photo taken when he became a prisoner of war. Burdette weighed 170 pounds at the time of his capture, 129 pounds when he was liberated 18 months later. The photo on the right is a photo taken during his job in private industry. (Courtesty photo-Richard Burdette)

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