2LT William P Barner

2LT William P Barner

Death 9 May 1945 (aged 22)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Q 1332
Memorial ID 119805706 · View Source
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Second Lieutenant Barner was the co-pilot
of B-24J Liberator #44-41179 "Woody Wood
Pecker," serving with the 424th Bomb
Squadron, 307th Bomb Group, 13th Air Force
during World War II.

He was shot down by anti aircraft artillery
on mission over the Togian Islands, Dutch
East Indies (Indonesia).

Five crew members were Killed In Action
and five survived and were rescued and
returned to active service.

The four other airmen lost were:

Flt. Off. George O Vetter, Jr, navigator
T/Sgt. Frank L Savino, radio operator
S/Sgt. Albert M Edwards, gunner
S/Sgt. Jack W Smalling, photographer

William also has a cenotaph in his hometown cemetery

Gravesite Details Entered the service from Illinois.

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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 4 Nov 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119805706
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT William P Barner (23 Dec 1922–9 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119805706, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .