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.

  • The Centennial Senior Commission’s Centennial Active Seniors program is in full swing! This is a series of FREE programs for seniors in our community. On Thursday, June 21 learn strategies to prote...

  • Enjoy a picnic in the park Saturday, June 23 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the amphitheater of Centennial Center Park . Experience performances by dance troop Mile-High Stars Athletics and live music by ...

  • Due to other commitments, Mayor Piko’s weekly Meet the Mayor meetings are cancelled the next three Tuesdays: June 19, 26 and July 3. Mayor Piko will be available Tuesday, July 10 between 10 and 11 a....

  • Due to dry conditions, the Arapahoe County Sheriff has issued a ban on all open fires and open burning within Unincorporated Arapahoe County, to include the Cherry Creek State Park, the City of Cen...

  • Applications for Centennial 101, a free program to discover how our City works, are available until June 29. In just seven weeks participants will understand how Centennial is unique, learn about ho...

  • 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 se...

  • The City of Centennial and Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) have executed an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for CCSD’s five year lease along the central ring of Centennial’s fiber optic backbon...

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