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Earl R Barr

Military

He flew on Harold Barrett crew. Reported to group on 11 Jun 1944. Completed approx. 29 missions.
Crashed at Brodowiin on 9/12/44 in B-17 Methuselah #42102969. POW at Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12.

POW, AM 4Olc,

Service

People

  • Harold Barrett

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Reported to group on 11 June 1944 and departed on 7 Sept 1944. He flew 22 missions from 15 Jun to 30 Aug 1944. AM 2OLC, DFC,

  • Donald Bouchelle

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Harold Barrett crew. Reported to group on 11 June 1944. AM 3OLC, DFC,

  • Alfred Capen

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Harold Barrett crew. Reported to group on 11 Jun 1944. Crashed at Brodowiin in B-17 Methuselah 42-102969 on 9/12/44. POW at Stalag 9C Bad Sulza Saxe-Weimar 51-11. POW, AM

  • Hector Chavez

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew with Harold Barrett crew. Reported to group on 11 Jun 1944. ...

  • Cloyd Cresswell

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Harold Barrett crew. Reported to group on 11 June 1944. AM 2OLC,

  • Chester Lantz

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Completed 27 missions from June 1944 to Aug 1944. Flew on Capt. Harold Barrett crew. He was injured in a collision with a jeep. Reported to group on 11 Jun 1944. DFC, AM 3OLC,

  • Matthew Myerson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Harold Barrett crew. Reported to group on 11 Jun 1944. He completed approx. 31 missions. Shot down on 12 Sept 1944 in B-17 42-102969 "Methuselah" flying with Earl R. Barr. AM 2OLC,

  • Chauncey Price

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Harold Barrett crew. Reported to group on 11 Jun 1944. AM 1OLC,

  • Ralph Wiehrdt

    Military | Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Harold Barrett crew. Reported to group on 11 Jun 1944 and departed on 7 Sept 1944. AM 3OLC, DFC,

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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102969

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Grenier 24/5/44; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-X] Thurleigh 5/6/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Earl Barr, Co-pilot: Bob Reid, Bombardier: Garland Montague, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hector Chavez...

Events

Event Location Date
Born San Yeidre, California, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 12 September 1944
Died 17 January 1998
Buried Martin's Ferry, Ohio

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 October 2014 13:33:52 Emily Changes to biography
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition  MACR 8836, First Over Germany pg. 275, NARA

Data update, National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 15 September 2014

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition  MACR 8836, First Over Germany pg. 275 / 306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition MACR 8836, First Over Germany pg. 275, NARA / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8836 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic... / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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