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James B Baker Jr

Military

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 42 missions. ETD

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Albert Mason

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 356th Fighter Group

  • James Pascarello

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief | 356th Fighter Group

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 359th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Foster Field Dr, Victoria, TX, USA 27 February 1944

Mid Air Collision 13 Miles E Foster Field, Victoria, Texas Cat 3 damage Lt James B Baker Jr, 27-Feb-44.

AT-6A 41-15962 - 9SEFTS

Based Martlesham Heath 8 October 1944 – September 1945

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK January 1945

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK September 1945
Died 5 November 1983

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2016 16:18:54 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 356 FG Assoc data ;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2016 10:49:15 Al_Skiff Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-15183&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Baker%2C+James+B&...

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2016 10:35:30 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, highest rank, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-15183&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Baker%2C+James+B&...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:14:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster from ESCORT The 356th Fighter Group Over Europe 1943-1945 by Kent D. Miller / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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