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William Joe Barron


13 missions over Germany

Air Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster



Units served with

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 784th Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Event Location Date
Born Paragould, Arkansas 24 July 1920
Enlisted Lemay, MO 63125, USA 29 June 1943

Jefferson Barracks

466th BG Combat Tour Attlebridge, Norwich, UK 2 March 1945 – 25 April 1945

13 combat missions

Died Lakeview, AR 72642, USA 18 December 1998


Date Contributor Update
23 July 2018 22:31:51 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, service number and highest rank

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2018 22:26:39 466thHistorian Changes to events, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
"Attlebridge Arsenal" - Brassfield & Wassom, page 257

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:29 AAM AAM ingest

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