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Lieut Timothy J Barrett
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 16, 1944

1st Lieutenant Barrett perished when U.S. Army Air Corps B-29-1-MO Superfortress
#42-6231 crashed into a mountain in China while returning from a mission. With
the 794th Bomb Squadron, 468th Bombardment Group.

Timothy Barrett was the Flight Engineer of B-29 serial 42-6231. The plane was
lost on 15 June 1944 on its apparent return trip from the night mission to
Yawata, Japan.

Accident happened at 1450Z eleven miles northeast of Kiangyu, China on 15 June
1944. Pilot and ten crew members were killed when aircraft crashed into side of a
sheer cliff and exploded. Mission was combat strike against Yawata from
Pengshan. There were nineteen aircraft in the attack with subject aircraft
being the seventeenth to take off. Takeoff appeared normal in all respects, as
stated by qualified B-29 pilots who were observing takeoffs from the control
tower. Between the hours of 1345Z and 1415Z, a series of position plots were
received on an unidentified aircraft from the Chinese Warning Net. These plots
placed the aircraft well north of course, if returning to Pengshan. Last report
was 115 miles northeast of Pengshan. All reports were in line with scene of
accident. No attempt was made to contact this aircraft by radio because its
identity was unknown. On 20 June 1944 a search party reached the scene of an
aircraft accident, reported by the Chinese and found the radio operator's log
which contained the last three digits of subject aircraft serial number. The
Board has not sufficient evidence to determine the cause or to fix the
responsibility of the accident. Weather was not a factor.

This was the first B-29 combat mission to Japan. The above aircraft probably
reached the target and was returning to base when it crashed, in view of the fact
that no bombs were found in the wreckage.

Note: Entered the service from Illinois
Fort Smith National Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: 2, 0, 765
Maintained by: Tim Cook
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 330192
Lieut Timothy J Barrett
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Lieut Timothy J Barrett
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Lieut Timothy J Barrett
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Re-interred on 09/16/1949...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Oct. 22, 2015
We honor your service and your sacrifice.
- Rachel
 Added: Jan. 28, 2011

- Lynnh
 Added: Mar. 25, 2007

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