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Harold T Barnaby

Military

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to VIII Fighter Command. ETD.

Awards: SS, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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. ...

  • VIII Fighter Command

    VIII Fighter Command

    Command
    VIII Fighter Command was established as VIII Interceptor Command at Selfridge Field on 2 February 1942.

  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-63285

    P-51 Mustang

  • 44-72481 Buzzin' Cuzzin

    P-51 Mustang
    Originally assigned to Captain Harold T Barnaby of Waco, TX, it was reassigned to Lieutenant William B Spengler, Chicago, IL, on Barnaby being transferred to 8th Fighter Command.

  • 42-7889

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed due to Weather, Eaton Park, Chester, Cheshire UK. Pilot Lt John G White, KIA 18-Oct-44.

  • 41-6402 'Owley and Tobe'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Non-operational flight test of the propeller, engine problems developed and cut out on landing. Lt Harold T Barnaby 2-Oct-43.

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Born McLennan County, TX, USA 1921
Enlisted Dallas, TX, USA 8 November 1940
Lived in Waco, TX, USA 7 September 1941
Based Duxford 16 February 1943 – 23 February 1944

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 16 February 1943

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant.

Crashed Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 2 October 1943

nonoperational flight test of the propeller of P47C 41-6402 'Owley and Tube', engine problems developed and cut out on landing. 2-Oct-43.

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promotion Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Transferred 23 February 1944 – 22 April 1945

Transferred to VIII Fighter Command.

End Tour Duty (ETD) 22 April 1945
Died Duncanville, TX, USA 19 January 2012
Buried Fort Worth, TX, USA February 2012

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2016 18:02:18 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84727212_harold_t%20barnaby/details/
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Barnaby
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Barnaby%2C+Harold+T
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Barnaby&GSfn=Harol...

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2015 13:49:22 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to incluse details from:
AccidentReports.com, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop & Hey p. 300 pix of a/c p. 301;
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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