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Joseph Thomas Baker

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Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

Service

People

  • Robert Bateson

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    MACR Number: 2862 Date: 440225 Aircraft Type: B-17 ...

  • John Buhs

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Repatriated due to injuries - date unknown.

  • Roy Bumsted

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Lyle Hathaway

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Charles Hodge

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Injured by 20mm shell. Held in camp Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11.

  • Paul Kaltenbacher

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

  • William Lupole

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down 25 February 1944 at Saarbrucken, Germany in B-17 #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW). Amputation of right leg. Repatriated due to injuries in Feb 1945. Germany POW camp : Stalag 9c Bad Sulza Saxe Weimar 51 11

  • Mitchell McArthur

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841. Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Harrison Savant

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 452nd Bomb Group
    Shot down by fighters and flak and crashed near Saarbrucken, GR on a mission to Regensburg, GR on 25 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-39841 "Wacky Woody". Prisoner of War (POW).

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Units served with

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 728th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-39841 Wacky Woody

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 16/9/43; Assigned 337BS/96BG [AW-G] Snetterton 9/10/43; Missing in Action Regensburg 25/2/44 with 452BG crew with Bill Lupole WIA (leg amputated), Co-pilot: Bob Bateson, Navigator: John Buhs (Wounded in Action), Bombardier: Roy...

Associated Place

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Southampton

    Military site : non-airfield

  • Stalag Luft IV

    Other location

  • Stalag Luft VI

    Other location

  • Stalag VII-A

    Other location

  • Stalag XIII-D

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lowell, IN 46356, USA 30 October 1922
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 25 February 1944 – 7 May 1945

Shot down 25 Feb 1944
#6 - 6 March '44 -15 July '44
#4 - 18 July '44 - 31 Jan '45
#13D -8 Feb '45 - 4 April '45
#7A - 16 April '45 - 7 May '45
LaHavre, France 7 May 1945
on ship 15 May '45 to South Hampton, England
Sailed for USA 19 May '45
Arrived USA 24 May '45.

Died Munster, IN, USA 30 January 2005

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2017 15:41:16 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
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http://www.teunispats.nl/jack-edward-gibbs-4.htm and personal photographs

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 18:09:06 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
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personal collection

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 18:02:38 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to events
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death certificate

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 16:40:28 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
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https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/add

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 15:17:32 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to place associations
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Veteran's history

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 14:51:04 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to service number
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http://www.ww2pow.info/index.php?page=directory&rec=41788

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 14:50:08 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to place associations
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http://www.teunispats.nl/jack-edward-gibbs-4.htm

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 06:08:54 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to nickname
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personal info

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 06:07:36 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
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Wacky Woody Crew

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:50:31 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to biography
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Wacky Woody information

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:38:11 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:25:59 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to media associations
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personal photo collection

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:18:07 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
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information given by Veteran

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:07:22 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
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Veteran's personal information

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 05:02:02 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations and place associations
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Personal description by POW

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 04:50:51 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to person associations
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Personal conversations with my dad

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 04:47:38 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to middlename and awards
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Service record and headstone

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 04:40:01 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to events
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From the Veteran's own notes

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2017 04:29:44 CAROL BAKER-MURRAY Changes to unit associations
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Service records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2862 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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