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Silas A Barrett 1
Age in 1930: 4 1
Estimated Birth Year: 1926 1
Place: HARTFORD County, Connecticut 1
From: 1930 1
Enumeration District: EAST HARTFORD TOWN 1

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Sgt Silas AL Barrett, 11104385 /POW (Al's CORRECT Page)


2013 Reunion of the 57th Bomb Wing - Silas AL Barrett :)

The 2nd site (Just to the Left) is the wrong Barrett BUT has this Silas "AL" Barrett's CORRECT Enlistment Records  THIS HAS CORRECT BIRTH STATE and YEAR.

Al was born in 1925 OR 1926 in Conn.

Silas AL Barrett joined the Army in Hartford, Conn. 8 Feb. 1943..... His year of birth is actually 1925, he lived with his family at RFD Columbia, Conn.

  He was assigned to the AAC, learned to be a GUNNER, and joined the 321stBG, 447thBS, and went over to the MTO and flew as Gunner in the B-25 Mitchells.

That tragic day of 6 Feb. 1945, he was in the lead ship of the 1st Element, his ship and the others up front with him were shot-down over the Target of Rovereto, Italy.  The Pilot, Lt Earl Remmel and Co-Pilot Lt Leslie Speer stayed with the ship, allowing the rest to bail out, then were KIA when the ship crashed into the ground.

The Crew were detained at Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuerenburg-Langwasser)  49-11.  16 June, 1945.

Barbi Ennis Connolly, 321stBG Historian

321stBG,447thBS, Sgt Silas "AL" Barrett, B-25


Shot-Down over Rovereto, Italy

With him when they were shot down were:
A/C: 43-36240~"MAYBE"~~MACR-12134
Remmel & Speer; both KIA
N: Tulley, Harlan Norval, 1Lt
E: Ifshin
Radio: Guild, Bernard R., T/Sgt
Gunner: Barrett, Silas A., Sgt

MISSING IN ACTION on 06 February 1945~POW~On Bombing Mission on Crema Rail
Bridge in Northern Italy. Plane Shot Down By Flak, Inverted and Crashed
Into Hill at North End of Lake Garda. 4 to 5 Chutes Seen. The Two Pilots Were
Killed in the Crash and the 5 Surviving Crew Members Were Captured By The
ENEMY and Held as Prisoners Of War. Ifshin~POW

Barbi Ennis Connolly, 321st Bomb Group Historian 

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