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Edward Burke Burdett (March 10, 1921 – November 18, 1967) was an American brigadier general who was one of the highest-ranked American military officers killed during the Vietnam War.[1] Burdett was the 388th TFW commander and had been an F-86 pilot in Korea. In Vietnam while flying an F-105, he was hit by an SA-2 and was forced to eject. Burdett was captured, but he died the same day on November 18, 1967.[2]

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  1. "Brigadier Generals listed on the The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall". http://thewall-usa.com/search.asp. Retrieved 2019-07-18. 
  2. Russell M. Gimmi (2009). Airman: The Life of Richard F. B. Gimmi. Bloomington, IN. pp. 270. 978-1-4401-5311-2. 

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