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Phillip N Barker

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) on 24 March 1945 in B-24 #42-50620

AM w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Service

Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-50620

    B-24 Liberator
    Final mission was a cargo drop in support of Operation Varsity, 24 March 1945

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mankato, Minnesota 25 July 1918
Enlisted Mankato, Minnesota 6 January 1941
Killed in Action (KIA) Wesel, Germany 24 March 1945
Buried Netherlands American Cemetery

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296536/phillip-n.-barker

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2021 13:07:14 RRC Changes to biography, events, place associations and media associations
Sources

MACR 13545 // Enlistment record // Census records

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 12:44:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, biography, awards and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Birsic, ABMC, MACR 13545, 2AD Roll of Honor;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 13545 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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