Witnesses saw #41-30363 make a strafing run at 1430 hours on a lighthouse and about 50-100 yards and on the beach below a steep cliff was the wreckage of the B-25 on fire. The wreckage was strewn about a “good sized area.”
His brother, Edward F. McCarthy, born 7 August 1920, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, First Sergeant, from 29 April 1941. He died 23 October 2007 is buried Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, Suffolk Co., New York.
His brother, John J. McCarthy, born 9 June 1923, served during WWII. He died in March 1988 and is buried in Gethsemane Cemetery, Pennsylvania.
His brother, Timothy J. McCarthy, born 1 January 1929, served in the New York National Guard, 5th Infantry, Co. G, from 22 July 1946.
BARNART, WALTER, Staff Sergeant, # 32258420, USAAF
There was insufficient accurate information to honor this veteran. Please use the contact page to provide assistance. A sister was Margaret L. Barnart, 1251 Arden Ave., Eltyingville, Staten Island New York, New York.
After enlisting, he was trained to maintain and monitor the mechanical systems (crew chief) on the B-25 Mitchell. He earned his crewman wings. He was sent overseas through India to China. On 9 October 1943 a B-25D, # 41-30363, assigned to 14th Air Force, 11th Bomb Squadron, departed the airfield at Namyung, China, on a mission to bomb and strafe the enemy. Witnesses who saw the crash: 2ndLt Herbert F. Hempe, 0-322923, 2ndLt Jack H. Potter, 0-794447, 1stLt Arvis R. Kirkland, 0-789097, and SSgt William W. Johnson, 12073511. Witnesses saw #41-30363 make a strafing run at 1430 hours on a lighthouse and about 50-100 yards and on the beach below a steep cliff was the wreckage of the B-25 on fire. The wreckage was strewn about a “good sized area.”