Carl O Baer

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Pilot, Baer crew, 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Forced to ditch in the North Sea on mission #62 to Brunswick, Germany on 30 Jan 1944 in B-17F #42-30029 'Chap's Flying Circus'. MACR 2495. Lt Baer radioed that they were running out of fuel and may not make it back to base. The crew was reported to be in dinghies in the North Sea. His body washed ashore on 4 February 1944 near great Yarmouth. Killed in Action (KIA). Originally buried in the Cambridge AMC.
Glen Ellyn, IL

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735295
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13126681
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32454180
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-670213
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-739493
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Chap's Flying Circus
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA

Buried

Other

Killed in Action

North Sea 1944-01-30

Based

Killed in Action (KIA)

1943-09-15 - 1944-01-30

Revisions

Date19 Feb 2018 19:12:02
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Date19 Feb 2018 19:10:14
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Date19 Feb 2018 00:18:54
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Date18 Feb 2018 21:28:13
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:05:09
ContributorAAM
Sources

381st Bomb Group Memorial Association, March 1999; MACR 2495, 8th AF Losses,

href="www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx">www.381st.org/UnitHistory/Data/Roster.aspx> / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2495 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database