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2Lt Harold C Barnes
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2Lt Harold C Barnes

Birth
Death 3 Jan 1945
Cenotaph Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Courts of the Missing
Memorial ID 56114707 · View Source
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Harold C. Barnes
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 0-868625
871st Bomber Squadron, 497th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
Entered the Service from: Connecticut
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

3 Jan 1945, B-29 # 42-63418 A 50
Twentieth Air Force, 871st Bombardment Squadron, 497th Bombardment Group B-29 42-63418 "Jumbo, King of the Show" (MACR 10901) was lost in combat 3 January 1945. Five crewmen survived the ditching six crewman Missing - MACR 10901..

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January 3, 1945
(20th AF) Mission 17: A total of 97 Mariana based B-29s were sent to bomb docks and urban areas of Nagoya, Japan; 57 hit the primary target and 21 others bomb alternates and targets of opportunity; Japanese fighters fly 300+ attacks on the B-29s; B-29 gunners claim 14-14-20 Japanese aircraft. Intercepted by Ki-61 Tonys from Komaki Airfield and Itami Airfield, plus 210th Kokutai Zeros and J1N1 and D4Y from Meiji Airfield.
The five B-29's lost today are:
42-63418 - A50 - 497th BG, "Jumbo, King Of The Show", 5 survived ditching - MACR 10901
42-24626 - A42 - 497th BG - "Joker's Wild"; crew was lost - MACR 10854
42-24660 - Z48 - 500th BG - crew was lost after ditching - MACR 10899
42-24748 - T42 - 498th BG - crew was lost - MACR 10853
42-24766 - Z22 - 500th BG - "Leading Lady", lost with the crew - MACR 10905
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Gravesite Details Entered the service from Connecticut.

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  • Maintained by: Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56114707
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt Harold C Barnes (unknown–3 Jan 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56114707, citing Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Debbie (Tetrault) & Bruce Almeida (contributor 47579262) .