Barber, Raymond Clifford

Individual Personnel Data
Name Barber, Raymond Clifford   
Rank Corporal / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 39208709   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #242 dated 10 December 1944
Duty Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 17 April 1945
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
  • Promoted from Staff Sergeant to Technical Sergeant on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #54 dated 9 March 1945.
  • Placed on seven days Temporary Duty to Palace Hotel, Southport, APO 524 (A FLAK House) on 26 March 1945 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #63 dated 22 March 1945.
Related Documents 2004 Veteran's History Project Oral History Interview




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Boyette, Irving HPilotCT
2nd Lt. Dott, Donald ShropshireCo-pilotTBD
2nd Lt. Beltz, William RNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Frantzen, Donald JBombardierTBD
CPL. Beall, Charles HRadio Operator / GunnerCT
CPL. Barber, Raymond CliffordEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Chapman, Ralph ReeseBall Turret GunnerTBD
CPL. Graham, Ralph RTail GunnerTBD
SGT. Pohlmann, John HFlexible GunnerTBD

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 34 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
242 23 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Horham due to weather.
Sortie Report
243 24 December 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Göns, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
13F Squadron.
Sortie Report
245 28 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
246 30 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97271 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
247 31 December 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
248 1 January 1945 Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38673 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron.
Sortie Report
249 2 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38721.
Sortie Report
250 3 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102430 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
252 7 January 1945 Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑107148 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
254 10 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bonn, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38823 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
256 17 January 1945 Target: Railroad Viaduct
Type: Transportation
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38721 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
259 22 January 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
260 23 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Aircraft did not take off.
Low Squadron hot camera ship; did not take off.
Sortie Report
261 28 January 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
263 1 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Alconbury Airfield, AAF Station 102, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
266 14 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Martlesham Heath Airfield, AAF Station 369, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
267 15 February 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
Sortie Report
268 19 February 1945 Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
269 20 February 1945 Target: Main Railroad Station
Type: Transportation
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
270 21 February 1945 Target: Tank Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Nuremberg / Nürnberg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
272 23 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Plauen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
274 25 February 1945 Target: Tank & Submarine Engine Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Friedrichshafen, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37971 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
276 27 February 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Wahren (Leipzig area), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
279 2 March 1945 Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑102518 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
280 3 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
290 17 March 1945 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen (Leipzig), Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
295 23 March 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gladbeck, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑39019 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
303 4 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
305 6 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑97309 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
306 7 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Plant
Type: Military
Location: Hitzacker, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37917 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
307 9 April 1945 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy and hot camera ship.
Sortie Report
308 10 April 1945 Target: Ordnance Depot Workshop Area
Type: Military
Location: Oranienburg, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑37717 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
309 11 April 1945 Target: Underground Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Freiham, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38678 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at A-97, Sandweiler, Luxemburg, with battle damage and two engines out. Crew and aircraft remained there overnight.
Sortie Report
311 15 April 1945 Target: Flak guns at Pointe de Suzac
Type: Military
Location: Royan, France
Engineer/Top Turret 44‑8221 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead. PFF ship.
Sortie Report
313 17 April 1945 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report

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