FLIGHT SERGEANT JACK BARBER
460 SQUADRON RAAF
Flight Sergeant Jack Barber was a Flight Engineer in 460 Squadron RAAF based at Binbrook airfield during WW2. Jack survived a full tour of duty, ie 30 Operations.
Photo:- Jack Barber
460 Squadron in about 1944
Jack Barber told his son Andrew, that he was the only "Brit" in the crew and his Yorkshire accent was something the rest of the Australian crew had to contend with!
Jack Barber passed away in November 2004 after suffering Alzheimer's Disease for 2 years. His time with 460 Squadron had meant a lot to him and he was very proud to have served with the Squadron. He still had his log book and was able to recall many of the missions and events before the disease took hold. He told his son Andrew that once whilst over Germany, he saw a V1 rocket that had just been launched!
The crew that Jack Barber was a member of was as follows:-
Bill Robinson, Pilot
Jack Barber, Flight Engineer
Ray Mulroney, Navigator
Vic Hart, Wireless Operator
Lloyd Cronk, Rear Gunner
Frank Knott, Mid Upper Gunner
K.G. Baker, Bomb Aimer
Second pilots flew with the crew as follows:-
G. Paull on 21 Nov 1944
B. Heffer on 6 Dec 1944
30 Ops counted
1 op Abandoned before H Hr.
Bombs dropped on target:-
H.E. 225,000 lbs. = 104.4 Tons
Incendiary 108,000 lbs. 48.2 Tons
Lancs. lost on targets bombed = 73
The following photos from the late
Jack Barber were
passed on to me by his son Andrew Barber
|460 Squadron Nose Art "Pluto"|
|Daylight on the URFT Dam|
|Bill Robinson at the controls|
|"G" for George|
|"G" for George|
I'd like to thank Andrew Barber, Jack Barber's son, for his assistance with this web page.
Can anyone help with more information?
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This page first produced 21 September 2005
This page last updated 01 September 2018