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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)