DEDICATE SON'S MEMORIAL
Mr. and Mrs. Barnes Honor New York Flier At Arlington
WASHINGTON, March 3, 1945 – At a private service today in Arlington National Cemetery, Mr. and Mrs. Albert MacC. Barnes dedicated a memorial to their son, First Lieutenant Albert MacClellan Barnes 3rd, of New York, who lost his life in the line of duty on May 5, 1944.
Lieutenant Barnes enlisted in January 1942 and served in the Army Air Corps overseas with the Fifty-first Fighter Squadron, stationed at one time in the Galapagos Islands and later in the Panama Canal Zone. It was whileen route from his post on a special assignment last May that the plane in which he was traveling collided with another plane off the Florida coast, causing his instant death.
Besides his parents, who live as 775 Park Avenue, New York City, Lieutenant Barnes leavesa sister, Mrs. Scott Eddy, and a brothe, First Lieutenant William S. Barnes, who has been a prisoner of war in Germany since the end of the African campaign.
BARNES, ALBERT M III
- 1ST LT AIR CORPS USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/05/1944
- BURIED AT: SECTION 4 SITE 2945
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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