Barnes, David Porter, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, POW North Korea
Service Years
1949 - 1951
Officer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Crawford, NE
Last Address
North Korea

Casualty Date
Jun 20, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
522nd Fighter Escort Squadron27th Fighter Escort WingPrisoner Of War (POW)
  1950-1951, AAF MOS 1055, 522nd Fighter Escort Squadron
  1950-1951, AAF MOS 1055, 27th Fighter Escort Wing
  1951-1951, POW North Korea
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1945-1949, United States Military Academy
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-84 Thunderjet  
  1950-1951, F-84 Thunderjet
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
1st Lt. Barnes flew in Korea with the 522nd Fighter Escort Squadron.

He bailed out of his F-84E (#49-2384) after it was hit by enemy anti-aircraft fire near Kumwha, North Korea.

He was reportedly taken prisoner and died 2 months after being captured.
Note:  He was the son of Lt. Gen. Earl W. Barnes
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