Bob Barraclough: Mission Possible

October 17, 2005 

Bob Barraclough earned his promotion to major the hard way. Barraclough was a captain flying B-17 bombers in the 490th Bomb Group when his wing commander gave him the bad news: His promotion papers had bounced. But the deal was, if he flew two missions beyond the 30 required for a command pilot to go home, he would rise in rank.

Chris Rosenblum can be reached at 231-4620.

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