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Chester A Barnes


Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 kill. ETD.

Awards: DFC, 10 AIR MEDALS, WWII Victory, EAME.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...


Event Location Date
Born Portia, AR, USA 20 May 1922

Son of Ollie and Martha Luanna [Brooks] Barnes.

Lived in Steele, MO 63877, USA 1941
Enlisted Missouri, USA 1942
Based Honington August 1943 – July 1945

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK August 1943

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Crashed Oxnard, CA, USA 29 November 1943

Force Landing due to Mechanical Failure 450 yds W of Oxnard Flight Strip, Oxnard, CA Cat 5 damage Lt Chester A Barnes, 29-Nov-43.

P-38G 42-13339 - 383FS 364FG

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 19 July 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Promotion Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 15 May 1945

Promoted to Major.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) (2) England, UK July 1945
Buried Steele, MO 63877, USA September 2011

Mount Zion Cemetery
Pemiscot County
Missouri, USA

Died Kennett, MO 63857, USA 13 September 2011


Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 19:59:43 miningcamplabs Changes to biography

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Date Contributor Update
06 September 2016 15:27:32 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

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