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Israel M Barron


member fo Pipkin crew, went down 6/7 May 1944 on nightime mission over Denmark on B-24D- 42-40530. Was on SOE dropping mission to the Island of Fyn, Denmark. On return was hit by flak in bomb bay and #3 engine. All crew bailed out. Navigator killed, parachute did not open. Barron was one of 5 Prisoner of War (POW)s, and 2 evaded


Units served with

  • 492nd Bomb Group

    492nd Bomb Group

    The 492nd Bomb Group, after flying similar missions to other heavy bomb groups until the late summer of 1944, took up 'Carpetbagger' missions, transporting agents, supplies and propaganda leaflets to southern France. The Group was taking on the role of...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 406th Bomb Squadron
  • 858th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date
Born Boston, Massachusetts
Born Roxbury, Massachusetts


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:34 AAM AAM ingest

801st BG Roster/ losses of the 8th and 9th 1944 page 180 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /