Name: Paul Barnes

Place of Birth: Timpas, Colorado

Personal HistoryTwo brothers, three children, 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Graduated high school in Worth, MO then moved to Denver, CO. Spent a period of time in the Civilian Conservation Corps, then enrolled in classes at Colorado University (Boulder). Was recruited into military service before completing a degree. After the military I flew with Continental Air Lines for 32 years, retiring in 1983.

Place of Recruitment: Boulder, CO

Branch of Service: Army Air Corps

Rank: 1st Lieutenant

Military OccupationPilot, Curtiss C-46 transport airplane

Service History:

  • Enlisted Sept. 1942
  • Called to duty Jan. 1943
  • Flight training Jan. 1943 to July 1944
  • Shipped overseas July 1944 to CBI
  • Theatre, Cairo, Egypt
  • Transferred to India Jan. 8, 1945
  • After war ended, shipped to Dallas, TX in Oct. 1945 
  • Separated from service Dec. 1945

Commendations & Honors: The Air Medal

Present Location: Centennial, Colorado 

What’s Your Centennial Connection? I have lived in Centennial since June, 2004.

  • Applications for Centennial 101, a free program to discover how our City works, are available until Friday, June 30. In just seven weeks participants will be involved in fun and engaging lessons whi...

  • The City of Centennial and Arapahoe Libraries are hosting an evening full of family fun and entertainment Saturday, June 24. Local band favorite, 6 Million Dollar Band will be performing live, fo...

  • Last August, the City of Centennial launched Go Centennial, a streamlined, innovative and tech-savvy approach for people to get to and from the Dry Creek Light Rail Station in Centennial. Go Centenni...

  • The City of Centennial is currently accepting applications to fill openings on the Senior Commission.  This is an Advisory Board to City Council to foster a greater understanding of the concerns of s...

  • The results are in! Centennial Center Park’s splash pad ranked fifth on USA Today’s latest 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest. Seattle’s International Fountain came in first. Travel experts ...

  • Centennial Airport is closing the main runway, RWY 17L/35R, beginning May 30 as crews begin a federally-funded surface rehabilitation project. The closure will remain in effect through July 6, 2017. ...

  • The City of Centennial and Matt Sturgeon have successfully negotiated the terms and conditions of a contract for Mr. Sturgeon to serve as Centennial’s next City Manager.  The employment agreement rec...

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