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Donald L Barclay

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

Aircraft

  • 41-29131 Helfer College, Spirit of '46, Flying Patch

    B-24 Liberator
    Originally assigned to 446 Bomb Group. Transferred to 389th Bomb Group, 565th Bomb Squadron in November 1943 - named "Helfer College." Transferred to 392nd Bomb Group, 576th Bomb Squadron 12 February 1944 - named "Spirit of '46" and later "Flying...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 145

    1 December 1943
    This mission was directed at the industrial areas of Leverkusen and Solingen, Germany. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (27); 92BG (18); 303BG (17);...

  • VIII Bomber Command 169

    30 December 1943
    The port area and oil refineries at Ludwigshaven, Germany are the target for this massive attack of 710 heavy bombers. The despatch includes 12 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG, 11 of these are effective on the mission, 3 are damaged, and the bomber...

Associated Place

  • Hethel

    Military site : airfield
    Construction of Hethel airfield began in 1941, and was finished in late 1942. The number of hardstandings was increased from the planned 36 to 50 in 1942, in order to accommodate a full heavy bomb group. The 320th Bomb Group occupied the base for ten...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Los Angeles, California

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 06:54:59 Spiritof46 Changes to highest rank
Sources

Donald M Barclay (son)

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 06:41:43 Spiritof46 Changes to place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Mission Diary of Balser R. Williams - Tail Gunner

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 06:27:57 Spiritof46 Changes to place associations
Sources

Donald M Barclay (son)

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 06:27:06 Spiritof46 Changes to highest rank
Sources

Donald M Barclay (son)

Date Contributor Update
14 January 2022 06:25:45 Spiritof46 Changes to service number, role and awards
Sources

Donald M. Barclay (son)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit history, 389th BG Roster

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