Robert E. Barnhart

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

MIA 09/20/1944 ( FOD 03/31/1945 ¹)

 

 

Robert E. Barnhart listed his home of residence as Daytona Beach, Florida.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

The Fields of Honor Database website records his date of birth as May 23, 1919
in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

The date of his assignment to the 22nd Infantry is unknown but he was with Company A 22nd Infantry
at least by 1943 as he was awarded the Driver (T) Qualification Badge in General Orders No. 9
Headquarters 22nd Infantry dated August 3, 1943 at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

His status in the 22nd Infantry After Action Report casualty list of September, 1944 is recorded
as being Missing In Action in Germany on September 20, 1944.

The American Battle Monuments Commission shows a Finding Of Death date for him of March 31, 1945.

 

 

 

The Fields of Honor Database website has the following information about Robert E. Barnhart:

 

From the Fields of Honor Database website

Note: On March 31, 1945 the city of Halle, Germany was attacked by 369 B-17 bombers
of the 1st Air Division and also by 371 B-24 bombers of the 2nd Air Division.
That March 31, 1945 date corresponds with the date the American Battle Monuments
Commission has as the date of death of Robert E. Barnhart. ²

 

 

The name of Robert E. Barnhart is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the

Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Henri-Chapelle
Liège, Belgium

 

The panel of the Tablets of the Missing with Robert E. Barnhart's name
(bottom of the photo)

Photo by Dan Phelan from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

The name of Robert E. Barnhart inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing

Photo by Dan Phelan from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

¹ Robert E. Barnmhart is listed in the casualty report of the 22nd Infantry for September 1944 as Missing In Action
with the date of September 20, 1944. The American Battle Monuments Commission has him listed as Missing
In Action but with a date of death as March 31, 1945.

² Air War Europa: Chronology: America's Air War Against Germany In Europe and North Africa, 1942 - 1945
by Eric Hammel, Pacifica Military History, 2010 pp. 467

 

 

 

 

 

 


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