Byrel W. Burgess (April 5, 1914 - March 21, 1983) was an American maker of comic maps and illustrator. Born in Michigan, Burgess served in the U.S. Army in Southeast Asia during World War II and in Korea and Europe during the 1950s. By the early 1960s Burgess had retired to California, having attained the rank of master sergeant. He was buried in the San Francisco National Cemetery. We are aware of only two maps that Burgess ever created, the Sgt. G.I. Crows' Eye View of Frankfurt AM and PM, Germany by 'Lederhosen Lefty' Burgess and Sgt. Papasan Lefty's Map and Cartoon of the City of Seoul.