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2LT Howard N Barr

2LT Howard N Barr

Death 29 Apr 1944 (aged 27)
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 77579247 · View Source
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Howard served as a 2nd Lt. and Co-Pilot on B-17 (#42-31144), 708th Bomber Squadron, 447th Bomber Group, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Onondaga County, New York prior to the war.

He was "Killed In Action" when his B-17, while flying over Konigslutter, Germany, was attacked and shot down by a German fighter. It crashed near Destedt, about 8 kilometers west of Konigslutter.

Only Sgt. Roger B. Hess survived the crash, and he spent the rest of the war in a German POW camp.

Service # O-693732


Crew of B-17 (#42-31144):

Allen, William H., Jr., 2nd Lt, Navigator, Oklahoma
Barr, Howard N., 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, New York
Bentley, George R., S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, California
Boyd, James R., S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Tennessee
Hess, Roger B., Sgt, Survived Crash, POW
Hill, Barley E., Sgt, Texas
Hughes, Hayden T., 1st Lt, Pilot, Iowa
Johnson, Richard H., 1st Lt, Bombardier, Minnesota
Small, Raymond J., T/Sgt, Indiana
Zesut, Walter J., T/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Connecticut

( Burial Location found by: Anne Cady )




  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 4 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77579247
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Howard N Barr (19 Mar 1917–29 Apr 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77579247, citing Wellwood Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .