Barnes, Robert C

Individual Personnel Data
Name Barnes, Robert C   
Rank Second Lieutenant
Serial Number O-763902   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 544th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF station 106 Special Orders #104 dated 4 June 1944
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 16 November 1944
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, The Netherlands: Plot G Row 9 Grave 20
Additional Information
Lt Barnes was killed when flak exploded near engine #3. The pilot, Lt Springsted, crash-landed the aircraft in allied territory, at Tongres, Belgium, with Barnes and the Engineer, T/Sgt Murphy, aboard.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 10448 (33.387 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Norton, Paul EPilotCT
2nd Lt. Barnes, Robert CCo-pilotKIA
2nd Lt. Lezenby, John WNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Green, Hugh JBombardierCT
S/SGT. Vallo, Lawrence JonathanRadio Operator / GunnerCT
S/SGT. Guinn, Carl BennettEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Noble, Lester LBall Turret GunnerCT
SGT. Bregant, John JTail GunnerCT
SGT. Bigley, Clarence Charles, JrFlexible GunnerCT
SGT. Everitt, Thomas BFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 19 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
133 12 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge 48°29'N,2°0'W
Type: Transportation
Location: La Vicomté-sur-Rance, France
Co-pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Low Group, Low Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
134 13 June 1944 Target: Dreux Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Dreux, France
Co-pilot 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Kings Cliffe, AAF Station 367, on return, due to bad weather.
Sortie Report
135 14 June 1944 Target: Coulommiers Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Coulommiers, France
Co-pilot 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
41B Wing, Low Group, High Squadron Lead.
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑38014 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑37822. Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
195 17 September 1944 Target: Tank and Gun Concentrations, Tactical
Type: Military
Location: Eindhoven & 's‑Hertogenbosch (den Bosch), The Netherlands
Co-pilot 42‑37982 Combat Mission Credit
F Squadron.
Sortie Report
197 21 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mainz, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
C wing, lead group.
Sortie Report
203 2 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Dropped bombs early, reason unknown.
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102661 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
206 6 October 1944 Target: M/T Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Stettin / Szczecin, Poland
Co-pilot 44‑6141 Combat Mission Credit
D group.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
208 9 October 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑37822 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
209 11 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37703 Combat Mission Credit
Third Squadron.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102459 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
217 1 November 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97282 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97320 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
222 8 November 1944 Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant (visual aim point)
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6512 Flying spare aircraft: returned to base after taking off.
Low Squadron
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Co-pilot 44‑6512 Combat Mission Credit
Hot camera ship. Aircraft received a direct flak burst in #3 engine over target, setting it afire at 1205 hrs. Six chutes were observed, but one appeared to be on fire. The aircraft crash-landed at Tongres, Belgium, with injured pilot and tail-gunner, and dead co-pilot. MACR 10448
Sortie Report

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