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Ronald E Bartley


Killed in action in B-17 'Ten Horsepower' #42-31763 on 20 February 1944 mission to Leipzig.


Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31763 Ten Horsepower

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Gt Falls 16/12/43; Denver 21/12/43; Kearney 1/1/44; RAF Nutts Corner 14/1/44. ...


  • 8th Air Force 226 BIG WEEK - DAY 1

    20 February 1944
    This mission is the opening salvo of the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive known officially as "Operation Argument" but remembered in 8th Air Force History as "BIG WEEK". The immediate strategic objective of this six-day operation is the degradation of...


Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 20 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
21 January 2020 19:02:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Copied the "Summary biography" from pilot, 2Lt Clarence R Nelson.

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2020 18:31:31 jmoore43 Changes to events

Changed the event label to "KIA" and added a location.

Date Contributor Update
28 August 2018 10:55:26 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations

Entry added with details from:
- 'Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces' Vol 2, Bishop & Hey.