Dorsey Lee Baker

Military

Object Number - UPL 7610 - Crew #404/733 Dorsey L. Baker Crew Standing Left to Right: Dorsey L. Baker (P), William G. Lenco (CP), William T. Brenner (N), Warren B. Hermes...

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Units served with

Three little girls hold up a balloon celebrating the 100th mission of the 466th Bomb Group in front of a B-24 Liberator (serial number 42-95592) nicknamed "Black Cat". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'On our 100 Mission party Day- 18 Aug 1944, Attlebridge, 466th- wouldn't it be something if we could identify these girls? How could I do it?'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39287100
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13130644
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Gallopin Ghost
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Ghost Too
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 22 April 1944
  • Date: 27 April 1944

Places

Aerial photograph of Attlebridge airfield, looking north, the fuel store and a T2 hangar are in the upper centre, 31 January 1946. Photograph taken by No. 90 Squadron, sortie number RAF/3G/TUD/UK/51. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Attlebridge Arsenal, Station 120

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Saline County, KS, USA 1917-03-16

Died

Orange County, FL, USA 1985-07-08
Pratt City, Birmingham, AL 35214, USA 1400 2nd Street

Buried

Bay Pines, FL, USA 1985-07-11 Bay Pines National Cemetery Bay Pines Pinellas County Florida, USA Plot: 49, 2, 3

Revisions

Date30 May 2017 15:09:14
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

research by genealogist Marcia Melnyk

Date31 Jan 2015 03:55:10
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date31 Jan 2015 03:53:58
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date27 Sep 2014 18:07:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit roster in the book 'Attlebridge Arsenal' by Wassom & Brassford, page 343

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