Official Military Personnel File of Rex Barber.


Official Military Personnel File of Rex Barber.


This Official Military Personnel File includes records from the following folders: Service Documents (September 1, 1940-March 28, 1968); Awards, Decorations, & Commendations (February 21, 1943-May 29, 1967); Medical Records (November 18, 1940-August 21, 1961); Photographs & Negatives (n.d.); Original Containers (n.d.).

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Barber, Rex T. (Rex Theodore), 1917-2001 (person)

Colonel Rex Theodore Barber (May 6, 1917 – July 26, 2001) was a World War II fighter pilot from the United States. He is best known as a member of the top secret mission to intercept the aircraft carrying Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in April 1943. Barber received his commission as a U.S. Army officer and his pilot's wings on October 31, 1941. He joined the 70th Pursuit Squadron, which arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, in December 1942. Flying a Bell P-39 Airacobra, he scored his fir...