Stephen Halsey Barton

Stephen H. Barton Stephen H. Barton UPL 60178 S/Sgt Stephen H. Barton

Object Number - UPL 60178 - S/Sgt Stephen H. Barton

Assigned to 840BS, 483BG,15AF USAAF. Edward was "Killed In Action" over the Ploesti Oil Complex, Romania during the war when his B-17 was shot down by enemy flak.


Awards: AM (4OLC), PH.


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Seen through a 433rd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress' strike camera, a 816th Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5786) nicknamed "Whizzer II" goes down over Nis in Yugoslavia on the 15th of April 1944 in a gout of flame after taking a direct flak hit. There were no survivors. Official caption on image: "(483BG:4M3:2VI) (4:15:1208) (24:21300) ([south-west arrow] 140 [degrees]) (Nis M/Y Yugo) (Ship 111 816 Sq)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15/4/44. 483BG, 15AF. Nis, Yugoslavia. 42-5786
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 483rd Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fort Alamo II
  • Unit: 416th Bomb Squadron 99th Bomb Group 840th Bomb Squadron 483rd Bomb Group



Event Location Date Description


29 March 1918 Born New York


15 July 1944 Died Ploesti, Romania


1 January 1948 Interred Florence American Cemetery and Memorial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy

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