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Charles Henry Barth Jr


Brigadier Charles Henry Barth was one of the passengers killed when the B-24 41-23728, Hot Stuff, crashed in Iceland in bad weather, killing all on board but the tail gunner.

Awards: DSM, LOM, American and Defence medals, PH.



  • 41-23728 - Hot Stuff

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, Hot Stuff, was the 1st heavy bomber in the 8th Air Force (93rd Bomb Group, and 330th Bomb Squadron) to complete 25 missions, even though the B-17, Memphis Belle, wears the label of the first 50th mission B-24. Hot Stuff, crashed...


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Born Leavenworth, KS, USA 1 October 1903

Son of Charles Henry Sr and Harriett [Bittman] Barth.

Graduated from US Military Academy West Point, NY, USA 1921 – 12 June 1925

Entered in 1921 and was Honour Man of the Class of 1925 when it graduated on 12 June 1925.

Died Fagradalsfjall, Iceland 3 May 1943

Killed when B-24 41-23728 'Hot Stuff' crashed in Iceland in very bad weather, killing all but the tail gunner.

Buried United States Military Academy Post Cemetery West Point, Orange County, NY 1947

United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point, Orange County, New York


Date Contributor Update
24 April 2022 15:49:44 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events

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13 April 2022 21:19:43 Kickapoo Changes to biography

Punctuation removed from around aircraft name for clarity, uniformity, and readability. - Kickapoo

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21 November 2020 17:14:33 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards and events

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27 February 2020 03:13:20 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "#" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

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02 March 2018 11:04:25 Lucy May Changes to middlename, suffix, highest rank, role, biography, events and unit associations

Previously associated with 93rd Bomb Group - this is possible the group to which 'roster' in earlier source message refers to but cannot verify he served with this unit.

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27 September 2014 18:05:41 AAM AAM ingest

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