Dante G Barron

Military

24-Jul-42 Assigned as an Aerial Gunner with 303BG/427BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico. 303BG records do not record the exact date that he arrived in the UK, but probably in Oct-42. 303BG records do not indicate that he had a permanent crew assignment until 1-May-43. He participated in 26 Operations and completed his combat tour on 17-Aug-43.

Mission Participations (UNDER CONSTRUCTION) See Biography events.

Connections

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Kali
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bad Check
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Joe Btfsplk II
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 6 December 1942
  • Official Description: 36 HBs attack Atelier d’Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille while a smaller group of aircraft bomb Abbeville/Drucat A/F.

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Assigned to Unit

Alamogordo, NM 88310, USA 1942-07-24 Assigned as an Aerial Gunner with 303BG/427BS at Alamogordo Field, Alamogordo, New Mexico.

Other

Mission #1, SGT Dante G. Barron, W/B-17F 41-24517, 303BG/427BS

Lille, France 1942-12-06 Served as a substitute Right Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24517 "Kali", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the carriage and wagon works at Lille, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #2, SGT Dante G. Barron, W/B-17F 41-24587, 303BG/427BS

Lorient, France 1943-01-23 Served as a substitute Right Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24587 "Bad Check", 303BG/427BS on a mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. RTB OK.

Other

Mission #3, SGT Dante G. Barron, W/B-17F 41-24610, 303BG/427BS - Aborted

Hamm, Germany 1943-02-02 Served as Left Waist Gunner on B-17F 41-24610 "JoeBTFSPLK" on a mission to bomb the railroad marshalling yards at Hamm, Germany, but mechanical failures forced the pilot to abort the sortie.

Revisions

Date18 Feb 2016 23:57:14
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added Mission #3 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 2-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/013.pdf

Date18 Feb 2016 23:52:12
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 18-Feb-2016. Added connections to 41-24610 and mission of 2-Feb-43 per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 2-Feb-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/013.pdf

Date20 Jan 2016 00:36:12
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Mission #2 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 23-Jan-43: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/011.pdf

Date20 Jan 2016 00:32:17
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Mission #1 event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Mission Report of 6-Dec-42: http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/005.pdf

Date20 Jan 2016 00:26:56
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Assigned to Unit event per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Fort W. Lipe crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/427lipe.html

Date20 Jan 2016 00:24:21
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Jan-2016. Added Summary Biography; made connections to PLace, Aircraft (through 23-Jan-43), Missions (through 23-Jan-43) per 303BG website, Gary Moncur, Historian, Fort W. Lipe crew page: http://www.303rdbg.com/427lipe.html

Date27 Sep 2014 18:06:55
ContributorAAM
Sources

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