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John W Baker

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel Elbert...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron
  • 862nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-32087 Old Glory/Ain't Misbehavin'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/1/44; Gr Island 17/2/44; Presque Is 12/3/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-M] Deopham Green 13/3/44; Missing in Action Gdynia 6/8/44 with Louis Graber, Co-pilot: Morris Freed, Navigator: Fran Maloney, Bombardier: Nick Milcic, Flight...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born New Jersey
Died 5 July 1945
Buried Brittany American Cemetery, Saint James, France (Wall of the Missing)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2018 12:51:11 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- http://95thbg.org/95th_db_pages/left_formation_code/gethonoroll.php

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

ABMC, http://493bgdebach.co.uk/roster_list.php / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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