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1Lt. Rufus Osborne Barkley, Jr.



  • 366th Fighter Group

    366th Fighter Group

    The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...

  • 391st Fighter Squadron


  • Rufus Barkley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Lt. Barkley was the pilot of a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt and was K.I.A. on 17 November 1944, while on a mission over Deuren, Germany. His ability as a fighter pilot, though, was judged to be superior by his commanding officer.


Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 16:13:18 millebr Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources; Pennsylvania, Veteran Burial Cards