S2c Burton Lowell Carter

Is your surname Carter?

Research the Carter family

S2c Burton Lowell Carter's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Share

S2c Burton Lowell Carter

Birthdate: (18)
Birthplace: San Diego, California
Death: December 7, 1941 (18)
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, USA (Aboard the USS Arizona)
Place of Burial: Entombed
Immediate Family:

Son of Fred Eugene "Gene" Carter and Rosadele Carter
Brother of Stanton "Stan" Alfred Carter; Donald Merrill Carter and Winston Scott Carter

Occupation: radio operator
Managed by: Nathan Luke Cowdrey
Last Updated:

About S2c Burton Lowell Carter

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=carter&GSfn=burton&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1941&GSdyrel=in&GSst=13&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=7886007&df=all&

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=carter&GSfn=burton&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1941&GSdyrel=in&GSst=13&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=56117375&df=all&

http://articles.latimes.com/1999/dec/19/local/me-45599

In November 1940, Burton dropped out of San Diego High School to follow his best friend into the Navy. He got his father drunk to sign his enlistment papers.

The two boys had been friends since the 7th grade, brought together by a love of practical jokes and the occasional brawl. Both came from homes with absentee fathers, stern mothers and a lack of money.

Once in the Navy, the two were eventually assigned together to the Arizona--Burton as a radio operator, his friend as a topside turret gunner.

view all

S2c Burton Lowell Carter's Timeline

1923
1923
San Diego, California
1941
December 7, 1941
Age 18
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI, USA
????
Entombed