Barker, Alvin Lee, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1091-Pilot, B-17
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1941 - 1943
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Captain

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sherman, Texas
Last Address
RAF Thorpe Abbotts (AAF 139), Norfolk, England

Casualty Date
Oct 08, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
West Hill Cemetery - Sherman, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Unit Assignments
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolAir Force Bases/ Installations351st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1091, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 351st Bombardment Squadron, Heavy
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1091, 100th Bombardment Group, Heavy
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
 Colleges Attended 
Austin College
  1937-1941, Austin College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-17 Flying Fortress  
  1942-1943, B-17 Flying Fortress
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was 351st BS Operations Officer and was flying as command pilot on B-17 #42-5864 "Piccadily Lily", which was probably the 100th BG's most famous aircraft. It was hit by enemy flak over Bremen, Germany; and while the pilots were controlling it to allow the crew to bail out, it exploded and killed those remaining in the aircraft.
He was first interred in the post cemetery at Wesermuende, Germany and at some later time moved to the US.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
https://100thbg.com/index.php?option=com_bombgrp&view=personnel&id=220&Itemid=334 http://abell.austincollege.edu/Archives/servicesacrifice/fallwarheroesww2.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8940062
Story of "Piccadily Lily":

http://www.tafhs.net/Piccadilly%20Lily/P.Lily%20Story.htm
 
   
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