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Albert W Barlow Jr

Military

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 60 missions. Credited 1 kill. Baled out of his aircraft on 29-May-44 and rescued by ASR [RTD]. Hit by flak and baled out when engine afire, A/C P-47 'Jeannie' 42-22759 crashed near Aachen 8-Sep-44. Evaded (EVD). Evacuated to USA as a result of his wounds, later having both legs amputated below the knee. He retired a Captain in the USAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

A detailed biography can be found at:
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/albert-william-bill-b...

Service

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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-22759

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 41-6538 WELA KAHAO!, Flak Bait

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This aircraft was the mount of Captains Walter J. Hollander and Stanley M. M. Anderson of the 334th fighter Squadron whilst it was with the 4th Fighter Group. ...

  • 42-74716

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Lost 29-May-44 - Lt Albert W Barlow Jr bailed into North Sea due to engine failure and rescued by ASR.

Associated Place

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Seattle, WA, USA 15 June 1924

Son of Albert William Sr and Helen Grace [Kingen] Barlow.

Enlisted S Geiger Blvd, Spokane, WA 99224, USA 26 June 1942

Geiger Field
Spokane
WA, USA

Based Raydon 3 May 1944 – 16 September 1944

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Baled out North Sea 29 May 1944

Baled out of his aircraft on 29-May-44 and rescued by ASR [RTD].

E/A Destroyed Germany 4 August 1944

Bf109 Destroyed.

Evaded Capture Belgium 8 September 1944 – 16 September 1944

Evaded capture EVD, Returned to Duty RTD.

Baled out Aachen, Germany 8 September 1944

Hit by flak and baled out when engine afire, A/C P-47 'Jeannie' 42-22759 crashed near Aachen 8-Sep-44. Evaded (EVD).

Buried Connell, WA 99326, USA May 2013

Cremated.

Died Connell, WA 99326, USA 20 May 2013

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2016 16:57:55 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Barlow
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Barlow%2C+Albe...
https://www.fold3.com/page/84941187_albert_w%20barlow%20jr/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=119825126&PIpi=920...
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/albert-william-bill-b...

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2016 16:56:12 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Barlow
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Barlow%2C+Albe...
https://www.fold3.com/page/84941187_albert_w%20barlow%20jr/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=119825126&PIpi=920...
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/albert-william-bill-b...

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2016 10:21:22 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, service number, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include dteils from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 8564 ;
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list.

Additional information from:
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/albert-william-bill-b...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8564 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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