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Thomas E Barton

Military

Service

People

  • Harold Beall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group

  • Arthur Dixon

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 2nd Bomb Group
    Arthur Dixon originally arrived at the 493rd BG in May 1944 and flew with the David Whitlock crew. after completing 7 combat missions, when the Ball turrets were removed from the B-24's in July 1944, Arthur left the crew and was eventually transferred...

  • Eric Zackrison

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot/Co-Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    He and his high school class mate Robert Kennewick both worked for Boeing before enlisting. Both became B-17 pilots. Both were KIA in December 1944. Zachrison on the 6th at Amendola, Italy. Kennewick (379th BG) on the 9th over Romilly-sur-Seine,...

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 96th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-31682 Jocko

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Atlanta 26/12/43; Savannah 27/12/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 1/2/44; 59m crashed on take off for Zagreb 6/12/44 with Eric Zackrison, Co-pilot: Harry Beall, Navigator: Ed Quimby, Bombardier: John Burch, Flight engineer/top...

  • 44-6628

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 28/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 21/10/44; {45m} Returned to the USA Hunter 19/6/45; Sth Plains 21/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45.

  • 44-6643

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 2/10/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned 96BS/2BG Amendola 20/10/44; taxi accident with Bill Donnell 16/12/44; 17m crashed mountains near San Marco, It., on routine practice mission 4/2/45 with Richard Pinner, Co-pilot: Louis Waddell,...

  • 44-6682

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 30/10/44; Missing in Action {6m} Vienna 7/2/45 with Dale Gold, Co-pilot: Wayne Rickert, Navigator: Andres McGuire, Bombardier: Ellsworth Dougherty, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Enlisted Camp Shelby, MS 31 July 1941
2nd BG Combat Tour Amendola Airfield, Italy 18 November 1944 – 6 December 1944

Barton was killed on his 6th mission. He had previous flow three missions to Vienna, one to Munich and one to Blechhammer.

Died Amendola Airfield, Italy 6 December 1944

Barton was KIA when his B-17 crashed on takeoff for a mission to Zagreb. The entire crew were killed.

Buried West Point, MS 1950

Wake Forest Cemetery
Webster County, Mississippi, US

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2020 01:34:28 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.2ndbombgroup.org/
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2375/images/40050_52030...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40804208/thomas-e-barton

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