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Robert R Barnes

Military

Hit by flak and exploded in mid-air on a mission to the Marshalling Yards at Frankfurt on 4 Feb 1944 in B-17F 42-5909. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 813th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-5909

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 30/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Dow Fd 3/6/43; Assigned 813BS/482BG with H2S radar scanner, [PC-N] Alconbury 26/6/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 4/2/44 with Com. P-Major Lloyd Sheppard (447BG), c-Capt Lyman Collins, Co-pilot: Jerome...

Associated Place

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cleburne, Texas, USA 17 September 1920
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 4 February 1944
Buried Itasca Cemetary, Itasca, TX 76055, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 13:01:24 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Birth date and Burial detail from http://www.findagrave.com.
Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
MACR 3361,
Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces;
page 21 in HISTORY OF THE OPERATIONAL PERIOD OF THE 482nd BOMBARDMENT GROUP D790.G482.M6, 1944

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 3361 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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