George M. Barnes Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Forces O-685224 32nd Bomber Squadron, 301st Bomber Group, Heavy Entered the Service from: New Jersey Died: February 24, 1944 Buried at: Plot D Row 2 Grave 27 Sicily-Rome American Cemetery Nettuno, Italy Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
Mission Summary 32BS/301BG a/c SN 42-31478 a/c tail # 231478, Name not known Satus: MIA Target: Steyr Date:24 Feb 44 on its 18th mission. Shot down by fighters. Ditched in Adriatic. Cecil Robertson crew. Barnes, Cobrin, Doll, Fortier, Nugent, Brennan, Giles, Janek. Crew rescued. (Here is where your mystery begins!) (MACR 2633).
42-31432/31631 Boeing B-17G-20-BO Fortress c/n 6546/6745