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Leslie Barr, pilot, 7 Squadron. Shown here with Pilot Officer Prune in an “Illustrated” magazine feature, 1942.


Barr and his crew, 7 Squadron, were amongst the first Path Finder Force casualties after the Force was in founded on 15 August 1942.

The shooting-down of the Barr crew occurred on 10 September 1942, near Echt in Holland, west of Dusseldorf, the target of that night’s operation. Only two men out of the crew of eight survived.

See also: Pathfinder Losses, First Month