Karl Francis Barnes

Military

Object Number - UPL 15095 - Jack K. Larsen Crew 384th BG - 544th BS Back L-R: Lt. John Fallon (N), Lt. Jack K. Larsen (P), Lt Warren Donovan (CP), Lt. Edward Murray...

B-17F #42-29717 'Mr. Five By Five' was last seen with one engine feathered and heading towards Switzerland on a mission to Stuttgart, GR on 25 Feb 1944. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 384th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-802583
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Audrey
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 384th Bomb Group Base Air Depot 1 368th Bomb Squadron 369th Bomb Squadron 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Mr. Five by Five
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Patches ii, the spotted cow
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 547th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Frostie
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 544th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Malta Township, OH 1921-10-10

Other

Shot Down/Captured

Bruschal, Germany 1944-02-25 Failed to Return Comments: 41C Group, High Squadron, Lead Group. Feathered #2 engine at 1325 hrs but continued on towards target; at 1420, three minutes before target was reached, jettisoned bombs and peeled off from formation, perhaps heading for Switzerland; crash-landed near Bruchsal, Germany. MACR 2774

Other

POW

Tychowo, Poland 1944-03-01 Stalag Luft IV (dates are approximate)
McConnellsville, OH 1942-02-16

Other

384th BG Combat Tour

Grafton Underwood Airfield, UK 1943-12-13 - 1944-02-25 13 combat missions

Died

Hialeah, FL 1995-07-01

Buried

Miami Lakes, FL 1995-07-05 Vista Memorial Gardens Miami Lakes, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA Add to Map Plot Sunflower 16

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:17:44
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2774 / MACR 2774, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=… / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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