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|Pilot Lt. Edward E. Barr (rescued)
Crashed October 15, 1942
One of seven (three P-39s and five P-400s) that took off from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal at 5:15pm armed with a 500 lbs bomb, along with SBD Dauntless dive bombers to attack a "Tokyo Express" run by Japanese destroyers spotted to the north.
Off Santa Isabel, this Airacobra bombed and strafed the vessels. Lt. Barr was the last to make a firing pass, and was thought to have been hit by anti-aircraft fire and did not return to base. Damaged, Barr ditched off the Russell Islands and swam ashore unhurt.
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