Tribute to Private First Class Ben F BOURNE Jr (ASN 38351985)
(October 13, 1925 - March 24, 1945)
Ben F BOURNE Jr was born on October 13, 1925 in Oklahoma. He was the son of Benjamin Franklin BOURNE Sr and Mrs Lola Lance BLACKBURN. He entered service on July 01,February 15, 1943 and received ASN 38351985. He was probably rapidly volunteer for the new Airborne Corps and was finally assigned to Battery C/466th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion.
He was killed in action on March 24, 1945 in Germany, during the first hours of operation Varsity. His body returned stateside in May 1949 and he is now permanently buried at Highland Cemetery, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma.
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