NAME
Robert Edward Bourke
NICKNAME
MCSN
272800
HOME OF RECORD
2714 14th Avenue, Oakland, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, John & Mary Bourke
DATE OF BIRTH
~1920
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
June 18, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
May 6, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
H/2/4th Marines
DUTY
Radioman
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Bourke participated in the defense of Corregidor. On the night of 5 May 1942, Japanese forces landed on the island and overwhelmed the Marine garrison, which surrendered at 1200 hoursĀ the following day.
Bourke was determined to have been killed in action onĀ 6 May 1942.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Prisoner of War and Missing Persons Detachment, HQ USMC, February 1943. Bourke’s entry was amended to include 6 May 1942 as his date of death.

Luck sailed with most, but not all, of the Bourke family. Oakland Tribune, 10 April 1943.

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