George F Baker Jr

Military

Object Number - UPL 23256 - North American P-51B 42-106809 'Little Liquidator' and pilot Lt George F Baker Jnr 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed tour. Credited with 4.5 aerial kills, 1 x probable and a ground kill.

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Post war: Served in USAF in Korean and Vietnam conflicts.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Little Liquidator
  • Unit: 339th Fighter Group 359th Fighter Group 368th Fighter Squadron 504th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 368th Fighter Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 2 November 1944
  • Date: 31 December 1944

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fulton, New York 10 April 1921

Enlisted

Syracuse, NY, USA 23 January 1942 Syracuse, New York

Based

East Wretham 2 August 1944 Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

E/A Destroyed

Merseburg, Germany 11 September 1944 2 x Fw190 destroyed. Merseberg.

Other

E/A Destroyed

Germany 2 November 1944 Fw190 destroyed shared.

Other

E/A Destroyed

Germany 31 December 1944 2 x Fw190 destroyed.

Other

End Tour of Duty (ETD)

Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 12 February 1945 End Tour of Duty (ETD).

Other

Bomb blast damage

Pine Castle, FL, USA 23 August 1945 Bomb blast damage Gunnery Range, Pinecastle, FL Cat 3 damage. George F Baker Jr, 23-Aug-45. P-51D 44-73338 - 621BU

Enlisted

5 September 1950

Other

Crashed

Alexandria Esler Regional Airport (ESF), 7625 Esler Field Rd, Pineville, LA 71360, USA 14 March 1953 Weather related Accident 50mi W of Alexandria AFB, LA Cat 2 damage. George F Baker Jr, 14-Mar-53. F-94C 50-1014 - 3625MS, 3625MSG

Other

Discharged USAF

30 November 1968

Died

13 October 1975

Buried

Beaufort National Cemetery Beaufort, Beaufort County, SC 15 October 1975 Beaufort National Cemetery Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina

Other

Promoted

Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK Promoted to Captain.

Other

Discharged USAAF

Honourable discharge.

Revisions

Date13 Jan 2022 20:46:02
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date21 Aug 2020 14:22:16
ContributorHotelie1970
Sources

GENERAL ORDER # 567, dated 30 November 1944: From Headquarters 1st Bombardment Division, Office of the Commanding Brigadier General Turner

Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:53
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list / Unit History

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