Memorial Day



While going through family memorabilia, I came across Tom Barton’s (father-in-law) Pilot Log Book from WW ll. Some entries/442 Fighter Squadron:

  • 2/18/44: Escort B-24s – 20,000 ft
  • 2/21/44: Aerial Gunnery
  • 3/44: Transfer to Atcham, England *
  • 4/25: Altitude combat formation
  • 5/1/44 Transfer to Ringwood, England **

P-47 in flightIn a little over a month after the Normandy invasion…2nd Lt. Thomas F. Barton would be flying combat missions over France.


* RAF Atcham

** RAF Ibsley


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