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Baskin R Lawrence Jr

Military

In 1934 joined Army Air Corp in pilot training. Joined 91st BG in September 1942. On March 4, 1943, taxying accident at Bassingbourne in Boston III AL441 on return from a photographic flight with Mr. LH Cave Chinn as a passenger. Chinn was a British Paramount news photographer. Baskin completed 11 combat missions with the 91st. Late in 1943 was sent to 482nd BG which was aPathfinder group and the first to have a radar bomb system.

Silver Star, Air Medal.

Service

Units served with

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • 329th Station Complement Squadron

Events

Event Location Date
Born Seneca, South Carolina 25 March 1905

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 09:47:06 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate record to include information from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 18:23:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to awards and unit associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 5-Nov-2014. Award and BG associations.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:04:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

AccidentReports.com, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1, p. 88 by Bishop & Hey, AF biography on line / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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