Barr, George, Capt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1034-Navigator
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1946-1947, Air Force Bases/ Installations
Service Years
1941 - 1947
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Ashland, Wisconsin
Last Address
Dayton, Ohio

Date of Passing
Jul 12, 1967
 
Location of Interment
Mount Hope Lutheran Cemetery - Ashland, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C, Lot 95

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

US Army Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Doolittle Tokyo Raiders Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Memorial (AFM)
  2016, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the navigator in crew #16 on the Doolittle Raid. He was 1 of 4 Doolittle Raiders who survived 3 years as POW's.
 
His DFC citation:

Awarded for actions during World War II

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant (Air Corps) George Barr (ASN: 0-431644), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Navigator of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Lieutenant Barr with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force

Crew #16 (Plane 40-2268, "Bat Out of Hell", target Nagoya) 34th Bomb Sq. L-R: Lt. George Barr (navigator), Lt. William G. Farrow (pilot), Sgt. Harold A. Spatz (engineer-gunner), Lt. Robert L. Hite (co-pilot), Cpl. Jacob DeShazer (bombardier). (USAF photo)

 


 
   
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Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1265
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41507192
http://www.doolittleraider.com/raiders/barr.htm
http://www.cieldegloire.com/batailles_tokyo_e16.php#3
http://www.doolittleraider.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=457
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doolittle_Raid
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=30021
   
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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolAdvancement Schools and Courses34th Bombardment Squadron, Medium17th Bombardment Group, Medium
Doolittle Raiders (composite group)POW JapanAir Force Bases/ Installations
  1941-1941, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1941-1941, AAF MOS 1034, Aviation Cadet Navigator Training Course
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1034, 34th Bombardment Squadron, Medium
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1034, 17th Bombardment Group, Medium
  1942-1942, AAF MOS 1034, Doolittle Raiders (composite group)
  1942-1945, POW Japan
  1945-1946, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1946-1947, Air Force Bases/ Installations
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)
  1942-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Northland CollegeNorthland CollegeColumbia University
  1936-1940, Northland College
  1947-1948, Northland College
  1948-1950, Columbia University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-25 Mitchell  
  1941-1942, B-25 Mitchell
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