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Edmund Lee Barraclough

Military

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Post war: Served in the USAF for 26 years and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1967.

Service

People

  • Robert Bessette

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 85BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Edward Komurka and Edmund Barraclough crews. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Horace Beyette

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. 9 x missions with Edward Komurka, 8 x missions with Edmund Barraclough crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Reece Donley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Edward Komurka, Edmund Baraclough, Horace Beyette crews. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Duree

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Edward Komurka, Edmund Barraclough, Horace Beyette crews. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Vincent Orman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Flew with Edward Komurka, Edmund Barraclough, Horace Beyette crews. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lawrence Ott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Flew with Edward Komurka, Edmund Barraclough and Horace Beyette's crews. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Louis Schillinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 24 x combat missions. Flew with Edward Komurka, Edmund Barraclough and Horace Beyette crews. Flew 1 x mission with Bill Thomas crew. ETD ...

  • Robert Walden

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Flew with Edward Komurka, Edmund Barraclough and Horrace Beyette crews. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29737 'Louise'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Salina 4/3/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 92BG Alconbury 9/4/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-N] Framlingham 12/5/43; with R.E. Robinson force landed Framlingham afd 17/5/43; with Robinson 19/5/43, Navigator...

  • 42-30288 'Louise II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9-May-43; Smoky Hill 17-May-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 30-May-43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-T] at Horham, UK on 14-Jun-43; with R.E. Robinson force landed RAF Wheaton Ash, all crew OK, 16-Jun-43; 18m, battle damaged Marienberg 9-Oct...

  • 42-3273 'Impatient Virgin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 18/4/43; Assigned 100BG Dow Fd 30/5/43; transferred 412BS/95BG [QW-W] Horham 15/6/43; force landed RAF St Eval ex-St Nazaire 28/6/43; crash landed Gt Ashfield ex-La Pallice 16/9/43; force landed RAF Hensridge; 31m, ex-Munster 22/12/43...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Beaver, UT 5 June 1918

Son of Edmuns Steele and Ida Mae [Lee] Barraclough.

Enlisted 31 October 1942
Based Horham July 1943 – December 1943

Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 30 July 1967
Died Albuquerque, NM 11 July 2002
Buried Santa Fe National Cemetery Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, NM 4 October 2002

Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe,
Santa Fe County, New Mexico

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