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Whitaker Barte Stephens

Sergeant, Army

Born: December 6, 1924
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Entered: April 7, 1943
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: March 18, 1945
Died In: English Channel
Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

Sergeant Stephens served with the 728th Bombardment Squadron, 452nd Bombardment Group, 45th Bombardment Wing, 3rd Bombardment Division, 8th Air Force. He was a bombardier on B-17G Flying Fortress (#43-388790).

His name is etched on the Tablets of the Missing in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Before the war, he attended Fork Union Military Academy.

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