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Summary of the loss of the B-17G 'I'll Get By' of the 412th BS, 95th BG, 8th AF on 2 Aug 44 at Airan, France. Note: existing database on the A/C has a number of errors. Please contact me for attachments listed in the PDF -- too large to upload.



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...


  • Robert Baber

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Pilot B-17 42-102700 "I'll Get By" Shot down by flak and crashed near Lisieux. 2-8-44. Killed in Action (KIA).


  • 42-102700 "I'll Get By"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 3/5/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Z] Horham 4/5/44; 22m, Missing in Action Paris 2/8/44 with Capt Bob Baber, Co-pilot: Jasper Kaylor, Navigator: Ray Dallas, Bombardier: Frank Sohm, Flight engineer/top...


Date Contributor Update
04 June 2015 07:30:19 JRW1944 Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations