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Barbier crew

 

Mission List

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94878 L/Q Barbier (ground spare)

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40482 B/M Barbier unknown name (ground spare did not take off)

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Barbier Weary Willie

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Barbier Weary Willie

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94815 B/B 4BS Barbier Frivolous Sal (Lost Missing in Action)

 

Mission and Crew Details

 

Mission #28 June 29, 1944 42-94878 L/Q Barbier (ground spare)

Listed with 4th Squadron but crew is not named on the crew loading list and no crew number is shown.

 

Mission #29 July 2, 1944 44-40482 B/M Barbier unknown name (ground spare did not take off)

Again not shown on crew loading lists.

 

July 6, 1944 44-40461 D/G Barbier

Took off at 1501 hours on a Navigation flight.

Landed 1745 hours.

 

July 14, 1944 44-40443 D/H Barbier

Took off at 1539 on a local flight.

Landed 1753 hours.

 

Mission #37 July 18, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Barbier Weary Willie

Took off at 0538 hours.

Flew position 2-2 in Low Squadron.

Carried 52 100 lb Fragmentation bombs. Dropped on Primary at 0846 hours from 16,980 feet.

No battle damaged reported.

Landed 1051 hours.

Barbier (P)

Miller (CP)

McCoy (N)

Kirkland (B)

Prussel (R)

Hershenroder (E)

Keyes (BG)

Zahn (TG)

Bickerton (NG)

Payne (G)

 

July 19, 1944 42-94799 E/F Barbier The Paper Doll

Took off at 1621 hours.

Was this a practice mission? Part of a group of 11 planes.

Landed 1831 hours.

 

Mission #39 July 20, 1944 42-94755 D/D 4BS Barbier Weary Willie

Took off at 0727 hours.

Flew position 3-2 in Lead Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb GP bombs. Dropped on the Primary at 1113 hours from 22,280 feet.

Carried a K-22 camera that didn't work due to a blown fuse and a K-20 camera.

No damage reported.

Landed 1300 hours.

Barbier (P)

Miller (CP)

McCoy (N)

Kirkland (B)

Prussel (R)

Hershenroder (E)

Keyes (BG)

Zahn (NG)

Bickerton (G)

Papalio (Photographer)

 

Mission #40 July 21, 1944 42-94815 B/B 4BS Barbier Frivolous Sal (Lost Missing in Action)

Took off at 0607 hours.

Flew position 4-2 in High Squadron.

Carried 10 500 lb bombs. No drop report as the plane is MIA.

Carried a K-24 camera.

Failed to return. Missing in Ation.

Credited with sortie.

Barbier (P)

Miller (CP)

McCoy (N)

Kirkland (B)

Prussel (R)

Hershenroder (E)

Keyes (BG)

Zahn (TG)

Bickerton (NG)

Groskorf (G)

 

B-24H 42-94815 B/B Frivolous Sal Missing in Action believed from Prop wash due to a near collision with another plane. Exact circumstances of the loss are unknown. Crashed near Ehingen. With 4BS. Pilot: Barbier. Missing Air Crew Report # 7421. 10 Killed in Action.

KIA BARBIER MATTHEW V (P)                     2 LT            4          O-701057        NEW ORLEANS LA

KIA MILLER KENNETH E (CP)                        2 LT            4          O-764386        TRANQUILLITY CA

KIA McCOY ARTHUR R (N)                            2 LT            4          O-712865        FOUNTAIN CITY TN

KIA KIRKLAND GEORGE (B)                           2 LT            4          O-685485        ODESSA TX

KIA HERCHENRODER WM C (TT)                 S/SGT         4          36729706        CHICAGO IL

KIA PRUSSEL MORTON (R)                            S/SGT         4          13114919        PHILADELPHIA PA

KIA KEYES EARL J (BT)                                   SGT            4          36855171        WHITMORE LAKE MI

KIA GROSKOPF MERLYN L (WG)                  SGT            4          19201443        CLATSKANIE OR

KIA ZAHN FRANKLIN W (TG)                       SGT            4          32938692        ROCHESTER NY

KIA BICKERTON DAVID W (NG)                   SGT            4          33289163        PITTSBURG PA

 

ZAHN FRANKLIN W is buried at Cambridge American Cemetery, B-34-26.