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ROBERT HOWARD BARR


is honored on Panel 20W, Line 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of LTC Robert H. Barr

    Posted on 10/11/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On July 27 1969, a U.S. Air Force Boeing B-52D Stratofortress strategic bomber (#56-0630) from the 17th Bomb Wing, 4133rd Bomb Wing, Strategic Air Command, crashed into the Pacific Ocean following the failure of the starboard wing after takeoff from Anderson Air Force Base in Guam. All eight personnel aboard were killed. The lost crewmen included aircraft commander MAJ Edward W. Wyatt, co-pilot CAPT John A. Albasio, radar navigator CAPT Donald J. Maccio, navigator CAPT Edward A. Miskowski, electronic warfare officer (EWO) 1LT Gary P. Leach, and gunner TSGT Clinton E. Tibbetts. The two other U. S. Air Force personnel reportedly on board the aircraft were LTC Robert H. Barr and TSGT Richard Piskula. The wing loss occurred about the time the nose wheel left the ground during takeoff. Eyewitness accounts reported that the plane continued momentarily in level flight, then made a violent bank below the sight of the cliff at the end of the runway, crashing into the ocean. Aircraft commander CAPT Wyatt attempted to eject, and his chute was found either fully or partially deployed. His remains were recovered. The remains of the four other crewmen and one passenger were also recovered. However, neither Leach’s nor Barr’s bodies were found. Tibbetts was posthumously promoted to Master Sergeant. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, and web.archive.org]
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  • For Joanne R. Barr

    Posted on 9/15/18 - by Ray Haeme
    I am a Viet Nam Veteran. Years ago in Ohio, a friend found an ID card, some military papers regarding Robert H Barr and 2 photographs. He recently gave them to me and asked if I could return them to the family. This post is the only clue that I have found. The ID card is for a young girl (`5 yrs) Joanne R. Barr. Provide an address and I will send them to you.
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  • Dad

    Posted on 5/25/18 - by Joanne R. (Barr) Hart
    I was only a year old when my father was killed. It was much harder on my four brothers and sister and of course my beautiful mother and his mother.
    I so wish that I could remember my dad. He was a wonderful family man as well as a fabulous pilot.
    My mother tells me that he died doing what he loved. Flying
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/29/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT COLONEL BARR,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A TACTICAL AIRCRAFT PILOT - VARIOUS. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 6/26/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Howard Barr, Served with the 4133rd Bombardment Wing, but was temporarily assigned to the 17th Bombardment Wing, Strategic Air Command.
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