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Cliff Barker
Left Waist Gunner - Rohner Crew
401st BG
One of the legendary "Fabulous Five" for Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky
2X NCAA National Champion
1948 Olympic Gold Medalist



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...


  • Clifford Barker

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Left Waist Gunner
    Barker, a native of Yorktown, Ind., was a burly 6-foot-2 inch forward on the 1948 Kentucky team that finished the season with a 36-3 record, the national title and the nickname of the Fabulous Five. The other starters were Wallace (Wah Wah) Jones at...


  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Date Contributor Update
11 September 2016 02:02:04 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations