Rex T. Barber papers, 1985.


Rex T. Barber papers, 1985.

General description of the collection: The Rex T. Barber papers include 1st Lieutenant (1st LT) Barber's 13th Fighter Command Detachment and his account of the Yamamoto Mission on 18 April 1943 over the Kahili-Shortland Islands.

1 folder.

Related Entities

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United States. Army Air Corps. Fighter Command, 13th. (corporateBody)

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

Colonel Rex T. 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 first vic...

Mitchell, John W., 1935- (person)

Yamamoto, Isoroku, 1884-1943 (person)

Lanphier, Thomas G., Jr. (person)