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Deane L Barnes


Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.



  • Wilbur Klint

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 25 x combat missions, ETD. ...

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. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb 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


  • 345

    8 May 1944

  • 380

    30 May 1944
    Mission #3. Same target as before. A piece of flak broke the pilots windshield. No-one hurt.

  • 447

    29 June 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...


Event Location Date
Born Nebraska 4 November 1918
Based Molesworth November 1943 – July 1944

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

Died Kent, Washington 12 February 2009
Buried Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA 17 February 2009

Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington


Date Contributor Update
15 January 2019 14:15:39 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:12 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum Membership List, July 2000