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Raymond E Barto

Military

Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675.

Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Allen Boorse

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359. A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Didn't survive the ditching. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 8675

  • John Colbert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. ...

  • Benjamin Dankosky

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Howard

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Kearney

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. Awards: PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Astor Perry

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Prevost

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 23 x combat missions. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675 ...

  • James Quillen

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. Awards: AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Streeter

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675. Transferred to 754th Squadron on 23-Oct-44. Completed tour...

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Units served with

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 755th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-29359 'Tail Wind'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Brunswick, Germany 5 August 1944. Flak damage caused initial loss of 2 engines, which were restarted, ran out of fuel over the Channel, ditched North Sea. 9 men survived, the Co...

Missions

  • 519

    5 August 1944

Associated Place

  • Horsham St Faith

    Military site : airfield
    Horsham St Faith was an RAF Bomber Command Station opened in June 1940. It was home to Bristol Blenheim medium-bombers, and was for a time occupied by fighters, including those of No. 19 Squadron and No. 264 Squadron. From September 1942 the airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Philadelphia, PA 30 September 1924

Son of Edward and Florence M Barto.

Enlisted Philadelphia, PA 8 December 1942

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based Horsham St Faith 1944 – 10 February 1945

Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF.

Returned RTD North Sea 5 August 1944

Returned to Duty (RTD) from mission to Brunswick, Germany 5-Aug-44 in B-24 41-29359; A/C ditched due to fuel starvation. Picked up by ASR. RTD. MACR 8675

Discharged USAAF 21 May 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 6 July 1982

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2021 09:25:45 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/128587510
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/138689144

Date Contributor Update
30 April 2019 09:57:21 ED-BB Changes to biography, person associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 8675
WWII Draft Card

Date Contributor Update
28 April 2019 19:37:51 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28692797
https://www.fold3.com/image/542366324
https://www.fold3.com/record/83869957-raymond-e-barto
https://www.fold3.com/image/128587510?rec=128587928
https://www.fold3.com/record/622931421-raymond-barto-1924
https://www.458bg.com/crewaj9prevost.htm
https://www.458bg.com/Crews/Prevost/DrawingBarto_WEB.jpg

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8675 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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