101st Airborne 326th AEB

2nd Lieutenant Roy E. Barnes

1st Platoon C-Company

326 Airborne Engineer Battalion, 101st Airborne Division


2nd Lieutenant Roy E. Barnes
C Company, 326th Airborne Engineer Battalion
101st Airborne

Home: Boise, Idaho
Born: 16 February 1917
Entered service on: 22 July 1942
Death: 6 June 1944



Second Lieutenant Roy E. Barnes, 27, who grew up in Idaho, was a member of the 101st Airborne Division serving with the 326th Engineer Battalion. Sometime after he was dropped over France after midnight June 6, 1944, he was killed. Military records indicate that Barnes died of a gunshot to the head but don't tell how it happened.

He is buried in the American Cemetery Colleville-sur-Mer in Normandy. Plot E, Row 20, Grave 18

326th Veteran Robert Likam remembered Barnes well and told that the lieutenant was loved by his men.

Roy E. Barnes on WW2 Memorial

Roy E. Barnes - YouTube Memorial

Roy Barnes

Roy E. Barnes


Roy's Helmet

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