Muscatine County

William E. Burton




The following delayed dispatch from a British invasion port, has been sent to The Journal:

“Coast Guardsman William E. Burton, Islett avenue, Muscatine, is awaiting at this port to take part in the Allied invasion of the European continent.

“Burton and other Coast Guardsmen crossed the Atlantic aboard a navy LST in a convoy composed of merchant ships and landing craft of every description. They are assigned to Coast Guard-manned landing craft which will carry Allied invasion forces to the enemy-held coast on D-day.

“William E. Burton, electrician’s mate, third class, enlisted in the Coast Guard two years ago as an apprentice seaman. This is his first trip overseas.”

Source: Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune, Thursday, June 8, 1944