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Bernard R J Barab

Military

Assigned to 357FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return ramrod to Hanover, mid air collision with P-51 42-106910 pilots lost each other in the sun whilst manouvring. Crashed near Munster in P-51 44-13574 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11079.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

People

  • Charles Kelley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Mid-air collision.

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 357th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Atlantic County, NJ, USA 1920
Enlisted Trenton, NJ, USA 23 January 1942
Died Münster, Germany 26 November 1944

Failed to Return ramrod to Hanover, mid air collision with P-51 42-106910 pilots lost each other in the sun. Crashed near Munster in P-51 44-13574 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 11079.

Buried 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2016 11:33:50 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Barab
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Barab&GSfn=Bernard...

Date Contributor Update
04 September 2016 11:30:17 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Barab
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Barab&GSfn=Bernard...

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 11:56:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename, service number, events and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
MACR 11079 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database;
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11079

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