Robert W BarrallMilitary ROLL OF HONOUR
Barrell was killed on 31-Aug-43 during a night-flying experiment aboard 42-5376 "Eager Eagle", after collision with an RAF Beaufighter.
Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. On 15-May-43 20 mm shells from Fw190 came through nose, shot away plexiglass of B-17 'Old Bill' B-17 42-29673 killing the navigator and wounding both pilots, Barrall flew the A/C home where the pilot having recovered sufficiently, landed. Suffered collision on night-flying experiment with RAF beafighter on training flight in B17 42-5376 'Eager Eagle'. 31-Aug-43. Killed non Operational (KNO).
Awards: DSC, DFC, AM(10 OLC),SS, PH.
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Units served with
- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 305th Bomb Group 422nd Bomb Squadron
- Service Numbers: 31125603
- Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
- Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
|Harrisburg, PA, USA||16 October 1941|
|Foulsham, Dereham NR20 5RY, UK||31 August 1943||Suffered collision on night-flying experiment with RAF Beaufighter on training flight in B17 42-5376 'Eager Eagle'. 31-Aug-43. Killed non Operational (KNO).|
|4 September 1943||Interred Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial|
|Berwick, PA, USA||Son of Oscar U and Clara J Barrall.|
|Chelveston||31 August 1943||Assigned to 422BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF.|
|Nanticoke, PA 18634, USA|
|N Market St, Berwick, PA 18603, USA||Re-Interred Pine Grove Cemetery Annex Berwick Columbia County Pennsylvania, USA|