Barr, George, CPT

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Aviation (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1945-1947, 1035, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
Service Years
1941 - 1947



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Home State
New York
New York
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Home Town
Brooklyn, New York
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jul 12, 1967
Location of Interment
Mount Hope Lutheran Cemetery - Ashland, Wisconsin
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section C Grave 95

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Last Known Activity
AAF Tail#40-2268 Take Off Order 16 Target: Kobe, Japan

George Barr was one of the 80 airmen who, under the leadership of Jimmy Doolittle, disembarked from the U.S.S. Hornet in the first bombing raid over Tokyo in World War II. Following the raid he was interned as a Prisoner of War until his release on August 20, 1945.

 Pilot Lt.  William G. Bill Farrow  Darlington, SC POW/KIA* Oct 15, 1942   
 Co-Pilot Lt.  Robert L. Hite  Odell, TX  POW1  
 Navigator Lt.  George Barr  Brooklyn, NY  POW1 Jul 12, 1967   
 Bombadier Cpl.  Jacob Daniel DeShazer  West Stayton, OR  POW1 Mar 15, 2008 
 Eng/Gunner Sgt.  Harold A. Spatz  Lebo, KS


Oct 15, 1942  

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Distinguished Flying Cross

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Second Lieutenant (Air Corps) George Barr (ASN: 0-431644), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary achievement as Navigator of a B-25 Bomber of the 1st Special Aviation Project (Doolittle Raider Force), while participating in a highly destructive raid on the Japanese mainland on 18 April 1942. Lieutenant Barr with 79 other officers and enlisted men volunteered for this mission knowing full well that the chances of survival were extremely remote, and executed his part in it with great skill and daring. This achievement reflects high credit on himself and the military service.

Action Date: April 18, 1942

Service: Army Air Forces

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: 1st Special Aviation Project

Division: Doolittle Tokyo Raider Force

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USAAF 12th Army Air Force/17th Bombardment GroupPOW/MIAUS Army Air Force (USAAF)
  1942-1942, 1035, USAAF 12th Army Air Force/17th Bombardment Group
  1942-1945, 1035, POW/MIA
  1945-1947, 1035, US Army Air Force (USAAF)
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  1942-1944 Air Offensive Campaign Japan (1942-45)/Doolittle Raid1
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