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William C Baker

Military

Shot down 8 April 1944 in B-17 #4237842. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

Units served with

  • 447th Bomb Group

    447th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 447th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses on strategic bombardment missions out of Rattlesden, Suffolk. With their first mission coming on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1943, their main focus was hitting sites that would weaken enemy forces...

  • 711th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-37842

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 19/9/43; Gr Island 13/10/43; Assigned 711BS/447BG [IR-R] Rattlesden 26/11/43; Missing in Action Achmer 8/4/44 with Jim Anderson, Co-pilot: Vernon Dicke, Navigator: George Schroeder, Bombardier: Theo Bush, Flight engineer/top turret...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 8 April 1944

Revisions

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

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3658 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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