The man I researched was Terrence M. Burrows Jr. He was born in Baltimore on March 23rd, 1923, and boy was he born in a bad year. If you were born in 1923, you would’ve been 18 in 1941, the year when Japan attacked America and Germany attacked the USSR. He spent one year as a freshman in Washington College; I was only able to find a few blurry pictures of him in group yearbook photos. It was a way to learn a bit about him. For example, he was a freshman in 1942. He was also in the Classical Society, a pledge for the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and a member of his local YMCA.
While in the armed service, he served in the 390th bomber group as well as the 569th bomb squad, flying in a B17 Flying Fortress. The plane’s serial number was 43-38173. He died on December 24th, 1944 after being held by the Germans as a POW. While the exact location of his prison is tricky to determine, it’s likely he was on a boat that was shot down by American planes. He currently has a grave in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Talbot County, Maryland.
Citations for this post are the Washington College 1942 Yearbook, the Find a Grave website (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20711112), the American Air Museum (http://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/208401), and a website listing POW information (http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=818)