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Jack C Barrett


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.


Units served with


  • 42-3541 "Little Girls"

    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...

Associated Place

  • Snetterton Heath

    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...

  • Stalag XVIIb

    Other location


Event Location Date
Taken as Prisoner of War (POW) France 5 January 1944
Lived in Salinas, Kansas, USA


Date Contributor Update
10 May 2017 14:35:20 Lucy May Changes to service number, biography, events and place associations

Date Contributor Update
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