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Barta, Joseph Francis

Individual Personnel Data
Name Barta, Joseph Francis   
Rank Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 31148958   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 Dated 25 July 1943, effective 25 July 1943.
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 17 August 1943
Results Prisoner Of War
POW Camp: Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 294 (1.307 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Sweningsen, Oliver (NMI), JrPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Stewart, Carlos PenfieldCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Cawley, Thomas FrancisBombardierPOW
T/SGT. Barta, Joseph FrancisRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Bartholomew, Everett LaverneEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Ralph, Robert EdwardBall Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Grover, Richard StanleyTail GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Dillingham, Desmond QuintonFlexible GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Weatherford, Louie FrankFlexible GunnerEV

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 4 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑29768 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Radio Operator 42‑29768 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Radio Operator 42‑3459 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑30139 Combat Mission Credit
Damaged by flak; crashed near Stangenroth (Bad Kissingen area), Germany. MACR 294
Sortie Report

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