Edgar William Baker III

Military

Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 19-Aug-44 flak, crashed Ploesti; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9717.

Awards: AM, PH.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 463rd Bomb Group 772nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18076318 / O-756229
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Berlin Sleeper III
  • Unit: 463rd Bomb Group 772nd Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Foggia Satellite #1, San Nicola-d'Arpi

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

DuVal County, FL 3 February 1919 Son of Edgar William and Margaret [Walston] Baker.

Died

Ploesti 19 August 1944 Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 19-Aug-44 flak, crashed Ploesti; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9717.
Florida, USA Husband of Mildred L. Baker.

Based

Celone 19 August 1944 Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF.

Buried

Re-Interred Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial