Edwin L Barber

Military

Object Number - UPL 25262 - These are four of seven survivors of an 8AF Flying Fortress [ B-17F 41-24464 "Excalibur" coded OR-J ] which crashed in the North Sea on its way home...

Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. B-17 41-24464 'Excalibur' ditched into North Sea on 4-Mar-43. Returned to base after being picked up by a British minesweeper. RTD

He is mentioned in the report at :
http://www.91stbombgroup.com/91st_tales/82_91ster_who_was_shot_down_twi…

Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17019995 / O-442336
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Excalibur
  • Unit: 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars 324th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description
Memphis, TN

Based

Bassingbourn Assigned to 324BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date17 May 2021 21:50:06
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Flagged as a "NAME_ISSUE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:13:41
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop and Hey p. 87

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