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Virgil Barnes


Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down near Prague in B-17 'Belle of the Brawl' #42-107202


Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-107202 'BELLE OF THE BRAWL'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 20/3/44; Kearney 31/3/44; Dow Fd 7/4/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 8/4/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 24/8/44 with Chas Edwards, Radio Operator: Winfred Manship, Ball turret gunner: Don Drago, Waist gunner: David Dowis, Tail...


Event Location Date
Born E St Louis, Missouri 5 September 1916
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 24 August 1944
Died 24 August 1944
Buried Lemay, Missouri, USA

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Plot: Sec 79 Site 87


Date Contributor Update
27 January 2020 00:31:13 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added a Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 42259847.

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2020 00:19:18 jmoore43 Changes to events

Changed the label of the “Interred” event to "Killed in Action (KIA)".

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2020 00:13:37 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:32 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8287 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database