BURN, Michael Clive

Known as: 
Mickey
Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
King's Royal Rifle Corps
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
74087
P.O.W. number: 
18599
Honours & Awards: 
Died : 
Friday, September 3, 2010
Operations: 
Capt. Burn MC 2 Commando

Captain Michael Burn, 6 troop, was awarded the Military Cross  for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942. 

He was in charge of the commando contingent on board motor launch ML 192. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner. He was imprisoned at Oflag 4C Saalhaus Colditz.

Sources
London Gazette 37162, page 3493.
St Nazaire Society website.
British Army Casualty Lists 1939-45 / National Archives file WO417/3.
Prisoners of War 1715-1945 /National Archives file WO392/1.


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