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David K Baumeister

Military

On DS (detached service) for operational training. Flew four missions with the 335th Fighter Squadron.

Service

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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7901

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-10-RE 42-7901 was assigned to the 353FG/352FS at Metfield, UK. On 6-Sep-43 the aircraft, piloted by F/O Earl W. Perry, Jr. was despatched on a mission to escort bombers making an attack on Stuttgart, Germany. F/O Perry's flight was attacked by...

  • 42-74726 "Hell's Belle"

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 5FG, 8AF USAAF. One time personal aircraft of 2nd Lt Charles F Anderson. Anderson claimed a Bf 109 destroyed and a second damaged while flying this aircraft on 30 January 1944. Transferred to 509FS 405FG 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-7968

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield
    The first airfield site was near East Boldre, used before the First World War. A Royal Flying Corps and RAF station during the First World War, it was sold and dismantled from 1920-1924, though the land was used as a private airfield from 1933 to 1938....

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Freeport, IL 61032, USA 9 July 1921
Lived in Shawano, WI 54166, USA 1940
Died Dayton, OH, USA 27 February 1949

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2016 16:43:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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