Raymond E Barto

Military

Object Number - UPL 38189 - James B. Prevost crew, which was downed on the Brunswick mission 5 August 1944 in B-24 # 41-29359 Standing, left to right : Pilot 2Lt James B....

Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675.

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Personnel of the 458th Bomb Group gather around a B-24 Liberator (serial number 41-29303) nicknamed "Liberty Lib" in order to transfer a casualty into a waiting ambulance. Image via Harry Holmes. Written on slide casing: '458th BG.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13125119 / T-62414
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33764791
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12228037
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35450626
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 754th Bomb Squadron 755th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11093262 / T-2862
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Tail Wind
  • Unit: 458th Bomb Group 755th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 5 August 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Philadelphia, PA 30 September 1924 Son of Edward and Florence M Barto.

Enlisted

Philadelphia, PA 8 December 1942 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Other

Returned RTD

North Sea 5 August 1944 Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675

Other

Discharged USAAF

21 May 1945 Honourable discharge.

Died

6 July 1982

Based

Horsham St Faith 10 February 1945 Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date30 Apr 2019 09:57:21
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 8675
WWII Draft Card

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8675 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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