George Barr, 0-431644, Captain - Navigator, Crew 16

Graduated Younkers High School, Younkers, New York.  Entered service on February 10, 1941.  Completed training as a navigator and commissioned a Second Lieutenant at Pendleton, Oregon on December 6, 1941.  Earned BA degree from Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin and MA from Columbia University, New York, NY.  Was prisoner of war of Japanese from April, 1942 until August 1945.  Retired for physical disability on September 16, 1947.  Decorations include Distinguished Flying Cross, Chinese Breast Order of Pao Ting.  Was employed as a Management Analyst for the U.S. Army.

Born April 6th, 1917, Brooklyn, New York.
Died July 12th, 1967 at Dayton, OH

Image courtsey of Ted Briscoe Collection

Image courtsey of Ted Briscoe Collection

Image courtsey of Ted Briscoe Collection

 

Mount Hope Lutheran Cemetery
206 6th Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
715-682-6169

Section C Grave 95
Interment 7/17/1967
 

Lieutenants Hite and Barr and Cpl. DeShazer were held as POWs until liberated on August 20, 1945 at the war's end.


 

 

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