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Barney Vernell Blankenship

Military

Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF. Co-Pilot of C-47 Skytrain 42-92847 'That's All Brother'. Lead ship of Mission Albany the air dropping of 6600 US paratroops into Normandy, France on the eve of D-Day. 27 x combat missions.

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

Service

People

  • John Donalson

    Military | Major General | Command Pilot / Group Commander | 438th Troop Carrier Group
    Gen. Donalson was the 2nd person inducted into the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame. ...

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Aircraft

  • 42-92847 'That's All Brother'

    C-47 Skytrain
    Lead aircraft of Mission Albany the US airborne drop on the eve of D-Day. Led 432 aircraft dropping 6,600 paratroopers behind enemy lines on the Cotentin Peninsula of Normandy. ...

Associated Place

  • Greenham Common

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the RAF in 1942 as an Operational Training Unit, it was handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, and was the 51st Troop Carrier Wing's HQ in 1942. Greenham Common became a Ninth Air Force base in 1943, and was then home to a series of...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Algoa, AR 28 February 1919
Enlisted Jefferson Barracks, MO 17 January 1942

Jefferson Barracks, Missouri

Based Greenham Common 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 87TCS, 438TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 27 December 1945
Buried Garden Of Memories Cemetery Sikeston, Scott County, MO 19 April 1983

Garden Of Memories Cemetery
Sikeston,
Scott County, Missouri

Died Catron, MO 26 April 1983

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 April 2021 14:28:28 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, biography, awards, events and person associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/65053611/barney-blankenship-social-security...
https://www.fold3.com/record/624371219/barney-blankenship-1919-veterans-...
https://www.wwiiadt.com/roh-blankenship-barney-v.html
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43500504/barney-vernell-blankenship

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2015 22:32:10 Al_Skiff Changes to biography
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https://www.facebook.com/CommemorativeAF

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2015 22:13:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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https://www.facebook.com/CommemorativeAF

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