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Harry Hamilton Barnes Jr

Military

487th FS 352nd FG 2.5 kills MIA/Evaded Aug 13, 1944 MACR 7601

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13588

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) skip bombing mission, whilst strafing several gun emplacements was hit by return fire causing engine to trail black smoke, belly landed in field near Fauville. EVD 13-Aug-44. MACR 7601.

  • 44-13619 'Williams Villian'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost Failed to Return (FTR) skip bombing mission to Soissons, France hit by flak strafing a train 12-Aug-44 - Lt Robert W Graham belly landed POW. MACR 7602.

  • 42-106751 'Barne Stormer' 'Williams Villian' 'Kay'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Harry H Barnes. Re-assigned to Lt Sanford K Moats. Transferred war weary to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 43-6751

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Harry H Barnes. Transferred to 118TRS, 23FG, 14AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Canton, hit by flak near Tien Ho aerodrome, pilot 2nd Lt Daniel J Mitchell baled out 15-Nov-45...

Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Erie County, NY, USA 20 December 1922
Lived in Williamsville, NY 14221, USA 1941
Based Bodney 23 February 1944 – 13 September 1944

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

E/A Destroyed Germany 12 May 1944

Bf109 destroyed. Germany.

E/A Destroyed Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 28 May 1944

Bf109 destroyed. Dessau, Germany.

E/A Damaged Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 28 May 1944

Bf109 damaged. Dessau, Germany.

E/A Destroyed Germany 30 May 1944

Bf109 destroyed. Germany.

Evaded (EVD) 27930 Fauville, France 13 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) skip bombing mission in P-51 44-13588, whilst strafing several gun emplacements was hit by return fire causing engine to trail black smoke, belly landed in field near Fauville. EVD 13-Aug-44. MACR 7601.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 13 September 1944
Died Albany, OR, USA 21 February 1980
Buried Linn County, OR, USA March 1980

Willamette Memorial Park
Albany
Linn County
Oregon, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 March 2017 04:38:45 fugari Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events and media associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 10:50:39 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Barnes
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Barnes%2C+Harry+H
https://www.fold3.com/image/29406552
https://www.fold3.com/page/83569342_harry_h%20barnes/details/
Mission 376: Battle over the Reich, May 28, 1944 by Ivo de Jong
P-51 Mustang by Gardner N. Hatch, Winter Frank H.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Barnes&GSfn=Harry&...

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2016 10:41:19 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Barnes
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Barnes%2C+Harry+H
https://www.fold3.com/image/29406552
https://www.fold3.com/page/83569342_harry_h%20barnes/details/
Mission 376: Battle over the Reich, May 28, 1944 by Ivo de Jong
P-51 Mustang by Gardner N. Hatch, Winter Frank H.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Barnes&GSfn=Harry&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:22 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7601 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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