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Lawrence James Barrett Jr

Military

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour of duty 21-Apr-45.

Awards: WWII Victory EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 339th Fighter Group

    339th Fighter Group

    Group
    In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...

  • 504th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Fowlmere

    Military site : airfield
    Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Butler, OK 73625, USA 25 October 1923
Lived in Watonga, OK 73772, USA 1941
Based Fowlmere 25 October 1944 – 21 April 1945

Assigned to 504FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 21 November 1944

Take off accident Fowlmere/Sta 378 Cat 3 damage Lt Lawrence J Barrett. 21-Nov-44.

Promotion Fowlmere, Royston SG8, UK 9 April 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 21 April 1945
Died Enid, OK, USA 24 December 1997
Buried Watonga, OK 73772, USA January 1998

Watonga IOOF Cemetery
Watonga
Blaine County
Oklahoma, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 September 2016 10:31:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, highest rank, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Barrett&Submit=Se...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Barrett%2C+Lawren...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Barrett&GSfn=Lawre...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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