Barnes, Francis Eugene

Individual Personnel Data
Name Barnes, Francis Eugene   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 39556825   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #56 dated 24 March 1944
Duty Radio Operator / Gunner
MOS757 - Radio Operator / Mechanic / Gunner, AAF
Last Duty Date 2 August 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Granted a four day convalescent furlough per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 26 April 1944.
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #108 dated 9 June 1944.
Related Documents Accident Report # 44-05-01-505 (1.558 MB)




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Gowder, Charles FredPilotCT
2nd Lt. Thompson, Willard H, "Will"Co-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Fazio, Vincent Joseph, "Vince"NavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Brooks, James Joseph, "JJ"BombardierCT
S/SGT. Barnes, Francis EugeneRadio Operator / GunnerCT
SGT. Beaugh, George (NMI), "Opelousas Kid"Engineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
PVT. Sacco, Salvatore R, "Sal"Ball Turret GunnerTR
SGT. Williamson, James Edward, "Cotton"Tail GunnerCT
SGT. Leber, Richard Edward, "Dick"Flexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 32 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
86 9 April 1944 Target: FW-190 Fighter Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Marienburg, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑31211 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 0928 hrs; could not locate formation due to bad weather. Landed away at RAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
Sortie Report
88 11 April 1944 Target: FW Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Sorau, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97081 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
89 13 April 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Sortie Report
93 22 April 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hamm, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
94 24 April 1944 Target: Dornier-Werke GMBH Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Manston, Kent, on return due to crew casualties and battle damage. This aircraft had two killed and four wounded aboard. 2nd Lt. Charles Gowder was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. S/Sgt. James E. Williamson, tail gunner, was awarded the Silver Star.
Sortie Report
-- 1 May 1944 Location: Radio Operator 42‑107074 Aircraft landed a short distance before the runway pavement. Due to uneven surface ahead of the runway, the right main landing gear was damaged upon striking the runway edge. Shortly after, the right main gear collapsed, causing a ground loop, and some damage to aircraft. No crew were injured.
Sortie Report
109 19 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
111 21 May 1944 Target: NOBALL (Supergun Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Mimoyecques, France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Group A.
Sortie Report
112 22 May 1944 Target: Warehouse District in the Dock Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
114 24 May 1944 Target: Unidentified Military Installations
Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
116 27 May 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group.
Sortie Report
117 28 May 1944 Target: Junkers Aircraft Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
120 30 May 1944 Target: Airfield: Hangars and Repair Sheds
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead Group, original Low Squadron Deputy. Turned back at 0952 hrs due to illness of tail gunner.
Sortie Report
122 2 June 1944 Target: Gun Battery with six 155mm guns, Tactical Support
Type: Military
Location: Hardelot (5 miles S of Boulogne), France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
126 5 June 1944 Target: Field Artillery Battery
Type: Military
Location: La Fosse, France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
High Group.
Sortie Report
128 6 June 1944 Target: Two Bridges
Type: Transportation
Location: Caen, France
Radio Operator 42‑97251 Combat Mission Credit
M Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
131 8 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (41C) & Loire River Railroad Bridge (41D)
Type: Transportation
Location: Orleans, France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
41D Group, High Squadron Lead. Bombed Primary Target.
Sortie Report
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Radio Operator 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
High Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Radio Operator 42‑107121 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Lead Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
136 15 June 1944 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: La Possonnièrre, France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
137 16 June 1944 Target: Athies Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Laon, France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
139 19 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Fleury & Crépy, France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
41A Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
141 20 June 1944 Target: Oil Refineries
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Harburg (Hamburg area), Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group.
Sortie Report
142 21 June 1944 Target: Friedrichstrasse Industrial Area
Type: Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead Group, High Squadron Lead. Turned back over base at 0545 hrs due to illness of ball turret gunner.
Sortie Report
143 22 June 1944 Target: V-2 Storage & Launch Site
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Wizernes, France
Radio Operator 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Radio Operator 42‑97142 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A wing. Landed away at Rattlesden, AAF Station 126, on return due to weather.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Radio Operator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Wing deputy.
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Radio Operator 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, low group.
Sortie Report
152 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Blanc Pignon Ferme, Cléty, France
Radio Operator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, high group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
157 13 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
41B Group Deputy.
Sortie Report
163 21 July 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Radio Operator 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Radio Operator 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Radio Operator 42‑102500 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report

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