John Barnett

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Kiel in P-38 42-67045. Group engaged 25+ enemy fighters, A/C lost starboard engine and lagged behind group on return to base, then whist being shepherded home, port engine started to fail west of Kiel. 5-Jan-44 . Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1743.

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 343rd Fighter Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

North Dakota, USA 7 December 1919

Based

Wormingford 1 February 1943 - 5 January 1944 Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

West of Kiel, Germany 5 January 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Kiel in P-38 42-67045. Group engaged 25+ enemy fighters, A/C lost starboard engine and lagged behind group on return to base, then whist being shepherded home, port engine started to fail west of Kiel. 5-Jan-44 . Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1743.
Corvallis, OR, USA

Buried

Other

Promotion

Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.