Skip to main content
Edit entry 

Harvey P Barnard Jr

Military

Commanding Officer 93rd Bomb Group,27-Sep-44 to 27-Nov-44. Led the 2nd Air Division 8 times. On 11 July raid I changed targets from Primary (airfield east of Hamburg) to Secondary (Hamburg itself) because of weather report over the Primary. Flak extremely heavy; aircraft shot full of holes and electrical system knocked out. I remember repeating the 23rd Psalm during our run to target. Kissed the ground on return. A great experience commanding the best group in the 2nd Air Division!

DFC/ AM/ Croix de Guerre

Service

Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 19 September 1913

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 November 2014 20:30:28 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography and awards
Sources

Lee Cunningham 9-Nov-2014.CO information: http://www.usaaf.com/8thaf/bomber/93bg.HTM

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 201

Share