Fred Harrison Barrett

Military

Theatre familiarisation with 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War (EOW).

Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (9OLC), WWII Victory, EAME, American Campaign and Defense, Occupation Medal, Korean and UN Medal, PH.

Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korea, claiming a Mig15 and rising to the rank of Captain. Killed Baling Out of F-86A 49-1171, 9 miles NE of Darmstadt, Germany. 11-Jan-54. Killed in Service (KIS).

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Cali Kid
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 78th Fighter Group 552nd Fighter Training Squadron 84th Fighter Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Ellensburg, WA, USA 24 April 1924 Son of Benjamin Harrison and Nancy J Barrett.

Enlisted

Tacoma, WA, USA 19 January 1943

Other

Baled out

Montford, Shrewsbury SY4, UK 11 August 1944 Baled Out due to Explosion Shelcott Farm, Montfort Cat 5 damage 2nd Lt Fred H Barrett, 11-Aug-44. P-47C 41-6532W - 552FTS 495FTG 8AF

Based

21 August 1944 Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Promotion

Boxted, Colchester, UK 22 November 1944 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Other

E/A Destroyed

6 June 1952 Mig15 destroyed, NKAF pilot ejected, near Yangmok-tang, Korea. 6-Jun-52. 16th FIS 51st FIW

Other

Crashed

15 miles Nth of London, UK 12 November 1953 Engine Failure 15 miles Nth of London, England Cat 3 damage Capt Fred H Barrett, 12-Nov-53. F-86A 48-265 - 91FIS 81FIG

Died

Crashed

9 miles NE Darmstadt, Germany 11 January 1954 Killed Baling Out over Ground 9 miles NE of Darmstadt, Germany Cat 4 damage Capt Fred H Barrett, 11-Jan-54. F-86A 49-1171 - 91FIS 81FIG 3AF homebase Bentwaters RAF Station, England

Other

End of War (EOW)

Europe
Kittitas County, WA, USA

Other

ETO familiarisation

Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK 21 August 1944 Theatre familiarisation with 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Buried

Ellensburg, WA, USA IOOF Cemetery Ellensburg Kittitas County Washington USA