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William Rudisill Barry


Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Prum in B-17 44-8216. Missing Air Crew Report 11578


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8216

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 12/7/44; Langley 12/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-Y] Grafton Underwood 4/11/44; 546BS [BK-Y]; Missing in Action Cologne 10/1/45 with Ken Hicks, Maj Arthur Stone, Ed Kampel, Capt Gene Wilson Ex nav, Bill Barry Ex nav,...


  • 789

    10 January 1945

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Valdosta Ga
Killed in Action Prüm, Germany 10 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 14:14:21 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events

Merged with duplicate entries to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
MACR 11578 ;
Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 22:08:35 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, biography, awards, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:28:36 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 11578,