Barb, Joseph Clifford, S/Sgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
612-Airplane Armorer-Gunner
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 612, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
Service Years
1943 - 1945

Staff Sergeant

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Last Address
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Casualty Date
Aug 18, 1945
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
World War II
Location of Interment
Elkins Memorial Gardens - Elkins, West Virginia
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 Unit Assignments
USAAF 12th Army Air Force
  1944-1945, 612, USAAF 12th Army Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater
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Barb, Joseph C., 35847680 | Flight Crew, Gunner (612) | /, / (/) | Connaughton's Crew (95), DRUNKARD'S DREAM | PAR11, SO59, FEAF CR&TC, 20 Dec 44, Cpl | KFA, 18 Jun 45, S/Sgt |

Sgt. Joseph Barb-Sgt. Joseph Barb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barb of Parsons was killed on Mindoro, in the Philippines on June 18, 1945., just two days before his 29th birthday.  He was born in Parsons on June 20, 1917, and graduated from Parsons High school in the class of 1934.  At the time of his induction, Dec, 19, 1943, he was employed as book-keeper for the Gillis Motor Company.  He trained at Keesler Field, Miss and was then sent to the AAF Training Center at Harlingen, Texas.  He was shipped overseas from San Francisco in the early part of 1945.  He is survived by his parents, his wife, the Former Lucretia Huffman and five children. 

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