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Rex Franklin Barwick


Killed in Action (KIA) near Landsberg in B-17 'Solid Sender' 44-6574



  • Cawthon Perdue

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Togglier/Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF as CMSGT

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 561st Bomb Squadron


  • 44-6574

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 17/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 3/10/44; Missing in Action Neuburg 9/4/45 with Rex Berwick, Earl Glancy, Nick Iannelli, Morris Thompson (4 Killed in Action);Warren Perkins, Lorenzo Arthur, Bob Hancock, Leroy...

Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...


Event Location Date
Born Judyville, Indiana
Killed in action 86899 Landsberg am Lech, Germany 9 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
03 February 2016 12:14:59 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events and aircraft associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 13871

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:19 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /