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1st Lt William H Barnes 338FS, 55FG, 8AF.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron


  • William Barnes

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed whilst on occupation duty in Germany. Crashed whilst flying P-51D 44-63735, 1/2 mile South of Thalhofen. 6-Sept-45. Killed in Training Accident (KITA). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME, Army of Occupation, PH.


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