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1st Lt Richard I Barrett 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


  • Richard Barrett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 3 x missions. Credited with 1 x air kill and 1 x ground kill. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Hamm. After strafing Vörden aerodrome, possibly hit by flak crashed near Vörden on 26-Nov-44 in P-51D 'Purple...


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26 September 2016 11:59:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and person associations