Howard County

Earl George Burch



Iowa’s World War II Honor Roll

These Iowans, like the ones pictured in this section last Sunday, have given their lives for their country. They came from all sections of the state, from all walks of life, and they rest today in strange and far away but never-to-be forgotten places. The final line beneath each photograph tells the geographical area in which the man was serving. Additional pictures of Iowans who have been killed in combat will be carried on future Sundays.

Source: The Des Moines Register, Sunday, December 12, 1943 (photo included)

Earl George Burch was born June 18, 1919 to Elmer and Susan Dalphne Weber Burch. He died Dec. 7, 1941 and is memorialized at the USS Oklahoma Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Petty Officer Burch served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Oklahoma (BB-37) and was MIA/KIA in the bombing and sinking of his ship at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.