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Frederick D Baldwin

Military

Shot down 16-Aug-44 in B-17G 42-31673 'Lassie Come Home' while serving as Ball Turret Gunner. Aircraft was attacked by German fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed at Deiderode, Germany. Killed in Action (KIA)

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 42-31673 Lassie Come Home

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G 42-31673 'Lassie Come Home' was delivered Cheyenne 6-Dec-43; Kearney 17-Dec-43; Harrisburg 8-Jan-44; New Castle 9-Jan-43; Presque Is 11-Jan-44; Prestwick 16-Jan-44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 16-Jan-44; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-B] Bassingbourn 27...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

Associated Place

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Flushing, Queens, NY, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Deiderode, 37133 Friedland, Germany 16 August 1944

Killed when aircraft was attacked by German fighters, exploded in mid-air, and crashed at Deiderode, Germany.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 18:24:24 Lee8thbuff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Dec-2014. Corrected BS association.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 18:16:32 Lee8thbuff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Dec-2014. Corrected BS association per MACR 8183.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2014 17:34:15 Lee8thbuff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Dec-2014. Added SN event per MACR 8183; added Burial event and decoration per American Battle Monumnets Commission (ABMC) record; made connections to Place, Aircraft and Mission within existing website data; edited biography adding crew position, loss details and for consistency. COMBINED data from TWO duplicate enries based on original ingest of data from Paul Andrews "Project Bits and Pieces", USAF Honor Roll, and the records of National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah (Pooler), Gerogia.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 8183

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