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World War II


Second Lieutenant, U. S. Army Air Corps. Home address: Manchester, Grant County. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Barron, Parents, Corydon, Iowa. Born January 28, 1920. Enlisted September 18, 1940. Decorations: American Defense Medal; one Battle Participation Star; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; Air Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from High School, Wilmore, Kansas, in 1938; attended Panhandle A. & M. College, Goodwell, Oklahoma} and Northwestern State College, Alva, Oklahoma. Graduated as Pilot and commissioned Second Lieutenant July 4, 1941, Kelly Field, Texas. Received training for Fighter pilot on P -47 ( Thunderbolt) at Bridgeport, Connecticut; assigned to duty in England in January, 1943. Served with the 56th Fighter Group and made seventeen combat flights in the air offensive campaigns over Europe. Died June 26, 1943, in action over Rougemars near Paris, France.

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