Richard Shirley Barnett

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Object Number - UPL 53520 - Richard S. Barnett

Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. William Protz crew. Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102580. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5307.

Awards: AM, PH

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-808459
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fitch's Bandwagon
  • Unit: 2nd Strategic Air Depot 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Lopin Lobo
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Chute The Works
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Chehalis, WA 1 May 1921 Son of Fletcher Orval and Edna E [Gehrman] Barnett.

Enlisted

Seattle, WA, USA 24 April 1942 Seattle, Washington

Other

401st BG Combat Tour

Deenethorpe 26 April 1944 - 28 May 1944 Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died

Dessau, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany 28 May 1944 Shot down 28-May-44 in B-17 42-102580. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5307.
Lewis County, WA, USA

Buried

Greenwood Memorial Park Centralia Lewis County WA Re-Interred Greenwood Memorial Park Centralia Lewis County Washington

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