Friday, October 19, 2012
Frederick Dustin "Dusty" Worthen, BHS 1942
Dusty is survived by his wife of 60 years, Connie Woolley Worthen; their two daughters, Janet Worthen Moon, and Jill Worthen; two grandchildren, Eric and Deana Moon; a sister, Dorothy Ann McLean; and two brothers, Kenneth and Ronald Worthen.
Dusty was a graduate of Burbank High School, and for many years a most revered member of the Burbank Historical Society and the Veteran's Council. He designed the Historical Museum in Burbank. World War II interrupted his college career, when he joined the Air Force. He was a Lead Bombardier/Navigator in a B-24 Liberator crew in the 8th USAAF, 2nd Air Division, 20th Combat Wing. On their 24th mission their B-24 was disabled and crashed. The crew bailed out, but landing in German-held territory, they were confined in several prisoner-of-war camps throughout Germany until liberated on April 29, 1945.
Graveside Services will be held at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills on Monday, March 27, 2006, 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dusty may be made to the Burbank Historical Society, at 1015 West Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on March 24, 2006