The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...
Jack Barrett served as a flight engineer/top turret gunner with the 339th Bomb Squadron of the 96th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Snetterton Heath, England. He was shot down on 5 January 1944 in B-17 #423541 'Little Girls'. The aircraft ditched in the Bay of Biscay. Barrett was taken as a Prisoner of War (POW) and held at Stalag Luft XVIIb.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Denver 26/7/43; Dyersburg 8/8/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-N] Snetterton 9/9/43; Missing in Action 5/1/44 with Edwin Davidson, Navigator: John Johnston, Bombardier: Maurice Lynch, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jack Barrett, Radio Operator...
Military site : airfield
Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...
|Taken as Prisoner of War (POW)||France||5 January 1944|
|Lived in||Salinas, Kansas, USA|
|10 May 2017 14:35:20||Lucy May||Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations|
|27 September 2014 18:13:47||AAM||AAM ingest|
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2011 / MACR 2011; Snetterton Heath pg 90 and 97 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database