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Albert P Barber

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102411 'Miss Lace'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Cheyenne 1/3/44; Hunter 21/3/44; Grenier 10/4/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-Y/P] Molesworth 30/4/44; battle damaged Berlin 18/3/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 28/3/45. MISS LACE.

  • 43-38248

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/7/44; Kearney 21/7/44; Dow Fd 3/8/44; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-M] Molesworth 16/8/44; Missing in Action Berlin 28/3/45 with Carl Frederickson, Harry Goetz, Art Herman, Chas Farrell, John Stewart, George Bailey, Harry Milliman (7...

  • 43-31060 'Poque Ma Hone'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Visited Koblenz 11-Oct-44, 1Lt Ingersall J Roberts crew.

Missions

  • 707

    9 November 1944

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Geauga County, OH, USA 26 January 1924

Son of Paul M and Eva R Barber.

Lived in Cleveland, OH, USA 1941
Enlisted Cleveland, OH, USA 15 February 1943
Based Molesworth September 1944 – 28 February 1945

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

End Tour Duty (ETD) England, UK 28 February 1945

Ended Tour Duty (ETD).

Buried Mayfield Heights, OH, USA September 1998

Acacia Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery
Mayfield Heights
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Died Cuyahoga County, OH, USA 18 September 1998

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2017 12:44:46 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards, events, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/88593420_albert_p%20barber/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/122232783/?terms=Albert%20P%20Barber
http://www.303rdbg.com/427roberts.html
http://www.303rdbg.com/rost-ab.html#B
http://www.303rdbg.com/missionreports/270.pdf
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=162410851

Date Contributor Update
05 March 2017 19:56:40 Al_Skiff Changes to highest rank, role, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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