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John R Barnes

Military

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 43-38942 'Belligerent Beauty'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 20/10/44; Dow Fd 28/10/44; Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-N] Molesworth 1/11/44; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-Y] Horham 2/11/44; with N.W. Richardson force landed A-7 Laon AF, Fr 5/1/45; 51m, Returned to the USA Bradley 20/6/45; 4168 Base Unit...

  • 44-6838 "Spirit of Martinez" aka "Cal's Rascals"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 27/11/44; Grenier 16/12/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-E] Horham 1/1/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 6/2/45 with D.V. Tregoning, force landed B-53, Merville, Bel. then rep; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 23/6/45;...

  • 44-8269 'The Red Fox'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 28/7/44; Cheyenne 3/8/44; Grenier 8/9/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-K] Horham 10/9/44; 335BS [OG-K]; 73m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 24/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2...

Missions

  • 832

    15 February 1945

  • 835

    19 February 1945
    1,100 Heavies Hit Nazi Rails ...

  • 836

    20 February 1945
    "Continuing their offensive against the Nazi communications, 900 Fortresses of the 8th Air Force, attacking in two giant waves, thundered over Nuremberg yesterday to shower the cities huge railway yards and locomotive repair shops with more than 11,000...

  • 847

    25 February 1945
    "The Aerial Sledgehammer fashioned by bombers of the 8th and 15th Air Forces and the RAF fell on German communications and fuel supplies for the forth day in a row yesterday as 1,150 Fortresses and Liberators of the 8th hit railyards, airfields, an oil...

  • 883

    12 March 1945
    Heavies Hit Near Rhine, Along Baltic ...

  • 886

    14 March 1945
    "1,250 Heavies Strike Tanks, Gun Factories Near Hanover" ...

  • 898

    20 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

  • 8th Air Force 908

    23 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...

  • 8th Air Force 911

    24 March 1945
    "8th AF Aided Paratroops ...

  • 8th Air Force 931

    7 April 1945
    1,200 Heavies Hit Reich After 1-Day Nazi Air Bid ...

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Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 September 2018 19:50:25 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to unit associations
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https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/59

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2018 07:58:18 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to unit associations
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https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/314

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2018 07:56:53 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to unit associations
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https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/314

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2018 05:03:21 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to aircraft associations
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https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/59

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2018 05:02:14 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to person associations
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https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/59

Date Contributor Update
13 September 2018 04:32:15 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to person associations
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https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/59

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2018 05:53:58 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to aircraft associations
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owner of source material

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2018 05:53:17 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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owner of source material

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2018 05:05:25 spiritofmartinez45 Changes to aircraft associations
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descendant of crew member with original information

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

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