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Jackson M Barbour

Military

Shot down 20 December 1942 in B-17 41-24432 'Danellen' while serving as Waist Gunner. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24432 Danellen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24432 was assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Denver Aug 42; Bassingbourn 1-Oct-42; Missing in Action Romilly-sur-Seine 11m 20-Dec-42 (9-man crew) 8KIA 1 POW MACR 5381. ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 26

    20 December 1942
    The German Air Depot at Romilly-sur-Seine, France is the Primary (P) target for a combined force of 80 B-17s despatched by 91BG (17), 303BG (21); 305BG (23) and 306BG (19). 60 B-17 are effective on the target, but 7 are MIA and 1 is DBR. ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Vascœuil, France 20 December 1942

Shot down with aircraft. No remains were ever recovered.

Commemorated Colleville-sur-Mer, France 1945

Commemorated on the Wall of the Missing, Normandy American Cemetery.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2018 13:04:46 billbacon2 Changes to biography
Sources

91st BG Mission Reports

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2018 15:29:39 billbacon2 Changes to role and awards
Sources

Personnel records

Date Contributor Update
11 November 2014 22:41:50 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 11-Nov-2014. Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 5381; American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5381, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Hey and Bishop p.54

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