Barnes, William J., Jr., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1092-Pilot, B-24
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1943-1944, AAF MOS 1092, 766th Bombardment Squadron
Service Years
1943 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Englewood, New Jersey
Last Address
Torretta Airfield, Italy

Casualty Date
Jul 12, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Mediterranean Sea
World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Southern France Campaign (1944)
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Rhone, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1944, World War II Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight School461st Bombardment Group, Heavy766th Bombardment Squadron
  1943-1943, AAF MOS 1092, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1092, 461st Bombardment Group, Heavy
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 1092, 766th Bombardment Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Normandy Campaign (1944)
 Colleges Attended 
Haverford College
  1941-1942, Haverford College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-24 Liberator  
  1943-1944, B-24 Liberator
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was the pilot of a B-24H, "Dwatted Rabbitt", that was shot down by enemy fighters during a mission to Nîmes. France. He ditched the aircraft in the Mediterranean; but unfortunately all aboard were lost.
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