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2Lt Edward Barnett
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 1, 1943

Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. Edward Barnett MIA/KIA DFC
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Squadron: 66th BS 44th Bomb Group
Service #O-730337
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart
Pilot 1st/Lt. GEORGE W. WINGER, KIA

Target: Ploesti
Missing Air Crew Report Details
USAAF MACR#:
Date Lost: 1-Aug-43
Serial Number: 41-24015
Aircraft Model B-24D
Aircraft Letter:
Aircraft Name: WING DINGER
Location: Lost near the target, Ploesti 7 KIA 3POW
Cause:

Lt. Barnett was a recipient of the Distinguished flying cross for his valor in the Ploesti raid "Operation Tidal Wave" August 1st 1943. One of the most daring raids of WW2. Coming in at tree top level the 44th BG destroy Romanian oil refineries.

Lt. Barnetts remains were never recovered.

Crew of WING DINGER
1Lt George W. Winger Pilot
1Lt George W. Winger Pilot
2nd Lt. Edward Barnett Co Pilot
1st/Lt.Frederick H. Palmer Navigator
T/Sgt. Harold Kretzer Engineer
Sgt.Elvin L. Phillips Gunner
Sgt. Jacob Gradwohl Gunner
Sgt. Howard F. Gotts Gunner
Sgt. Howard F. Gotts Gunner
S/Sgt.Michael J. Cicon Gunner 
 
Note: Entered the service from Illinois.
 
Burial:
Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
Florence
Provincia di Firenze
Toscana, Italy
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: John Dowdy
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55903257
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✞In honor of all our heroes. Thank you for your service, courage, and strength. I'm so sorry you and our other fallen heroes paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
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 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
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