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Harvey P Barnard Jr

Military

Commanding Officer 93rd Bomb Group,27-Sep-44 to 27-Nov-44. Led the 2nd Air Division 8 times. On 11 July raid I changed targets from Primary (airfield east of Hamburg) to Secondary (Hamburg itself) because of weather report over the Primary. Flak extremely heavy; aircraft shot full of holes and electrical system knocked out. I remember repeating the 23rd Psalm during our run to target. Kissed the ground on return. A great experience commanding the best group in the 2nd Air Division!

DFC/ AM/ Croix de Guerre

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  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 19 September 1913

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2014 20:30:28 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and awards
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Nov-2014.CO information: http://www.usaaf.com/8thaf/bomber/93bg.HTM

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 201

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