|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1923|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1945, Philippines|
Name: Paul R Barnes
Inducted From: Maryland
Rank: Private First Class
Combat Organization: 164th Infantry Americal Division
Death Date: 2 Mar 1945
Monument: Fort William McKinley, Manila, The Philippines
Last Known Status: Interred Overseas
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal
PFC Paul R. Barnes, age 21, was the only child of Samuel and Alverta (Piper) Barnes. He graduated from Hollidaysburg High School and spent six months in the civilian conservation corps before taking a job at Baltimore, MD in the Martin airplane plant, where he was employed at the time of his induction into the armed forces April, 1943.
He trained at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Little Rock, Ark. In their last letter from him dated Feb.2 Paul stated he had been moved to the Philippine area from the Solomons. Private 1st class. Assigned overseas in 1944. He had been in the Pacific area for more than a year.
His mother received a message from the war department indicating Paul had been seriously wounded on Feb 28. 1945, in the fighting at Leyte, Philippine Islands. Days later they were informed of his death on March 2, 1945 in a hospital in Leyte.
Excerpts from articles in the Altoona Mirror database of soldiers.
Samuel Barnes (1897 - 1954)
Alverda M Piper Barnes (1902 - 1966)
Carson Valley Cemetery
Plot: Interred Overseas
Created by: Sky
Record added: Feb 18, 2009
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