Arthur B. Barrows

NAME
Arthur Burton Barrows
NICKNAME
MCSN
O-5306
HOME OF RECORD
3635 Lime Avenue, San Diego, CA
formerly Columbus, OH
NEXT OF KIN
Wife, Mrs. Lois Barrows
DATE OF BIRTH
January 8, 1915
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
July 6, 1936
DATE OF LOSS
August 16, 1942
REGION
Northern Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Alaska
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA/Declared Dead
August 17, 1943
UNIT
Marine Detachment,
USS St. Louis
DUTY
Detachment CO
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Captain Barrows served as the Marine commander aboard the USS St. Louis. On 15 August 1942, he was detached from the cruiser at Kodiak, Alaska, and the following day boarded a Navy transport (R4D-1 01989) bound for Seattle.
The aircraft, assigned to VR-2, never arrived at its destination; other pilots reported stormy weather and icing conditions along the route.
No trace of the crash site, or the remains of Captain Barrows and his fellow victims, has ever been found.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
LAST KNOWN RANK
Captain
Major (posthumous)
STATUS OF REMAINS
Missing in airplane crash.
MEMORIALS
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Biography:
Temporarily removed for editing and updating. Contact the webmaster for information on this Marine.

Articles and Records:

The Cincinnati Enquirer, 26 August 1942.

Photo Gallery:
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Aircrew, Douglas R4D-1 01989

Jerome Hartvig Sparboe Lt. Commander VR-5 (Pilot) Hopkins, MN Mother, Gertrude Sparboe
Charles Edmund Barber Aviation Chief Radioman VR-5 (Aircrew) Coronado, CA Wife, Grace Barber
Henry Albert Scott Radio Electrician VR-5 (Aircrew) San Diego, CA Wife, Ardith Mae Scott
Charles Orin Walton AMM3c VR-5 (Aircrew) Oklahoma City, OK Wife, Christine Mae Walton

Passengers, Douglas R4D-1 01989

Joyce Allen Ralph Commander Destroyer Division 82 Baltimore, MD Wife, Lily George Ralph
Burton Lee Doggett Lt. Commander [station unknown] Long Beach, CA Wife, Gertrude W. Doggett
Paul Henry Tobelman Lt. Commander USS Dent Coronado, CA Wife, Esther M. Tobelman
Joseph Alexander Crook Lieutenant USS St. Louis Jackson, TN Father, J. L. Crook
Thomas Edward Johnson, Jr. Lieutenant Chaplain Corps Long Beach, CA Wife, Ernestine Johnson
Thomas George Cherikos Lieutenant (j. g.) Dutch Harbor St. Louis, MO Wife, Florence Cherikos
Charles Ernest Deterding, Jr. Lieutenant (j. g.) USS St. Louis Long Beach, CA Wife, Mrs. C. E. Deterding Jr.
Jay Alvin Noble, Jr. Lieutenant (j. g.) USS St. Louis Lockport, NY Father, J. A. Noble, Sr.
Charles Lynwood Mixon Ensign [station unknown] Pineville, LA Father, Clarence Mixon

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