John Henry Baumgardner

Military
media-44432.jpeg UPL 44432 John H. Baumgardner Crew
95th BG - 336th BS - 8th AF

Standing Left to Right: Fred Thomas (WG), Lemuel V. Shaddox (FE), Robert Just (CP), John H. Baumgardner (P), Elmer E. Haller (B)

Kneeling Left to Right: Sharland L. Leavitt (BTG), Sidney M. Page (R/O), Carmen L. Bell (TG), James E. Hallas (WG)

Object Number - UPL 44432 - John H. Baumgardner Crew 95th BG - 336th BS - 8th AF Standing Left to Right: Fred Thomas (WG), Lemuel V. Shaddox (FE), Robert Just (CP), John H....

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12170026
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31013228
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-1287173
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-803518
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31317548
  • Highest Rank: Technician Third Grade
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pretty Baby
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Bomber's Angel
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Berlin Bessie : I Dood It
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spook Six
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 336th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
A B-17G Flying Fortress (ET-B, serial number 42-31989) of the 336th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group that has crash-landed 1 April 1944. Official caption on image: "569(44). 4-1-44. Hon. Crash Landing Damage. B-17G, 42-31989. AM-FS..."
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Spam Can : Black Magic : Shady Lady
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 336th Bomb Squadron 535th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 6 November 1944
  • Date: 25 October 1944
The flak damaged nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 398th Bomb Group. Printed caption on reverse: '54600 AC- England- 1st lt Lawrence M De Lancey, Corvallis, Oregon, landed this B-17 safely after its nose was literally shot away by flak over Cologne, Germany. Please Credit: Official US Air Force Photo.' Printed caption on image: 'This B-17 landed safely after losing its nose to flak. US AAF Photo.' Handwritten caption on reverse: '43-38172 of 398th BG.'
  • Date: 15 October 1944
  • Date: 7 October 1944
  • Date: 28 September 1944

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Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Wellington, TX 15 May 1916

Other

95th BG Combat Tour

Horham Airfield, UK 19 May 1944 - 6 November 1944

Died

Rotterdam, Netherlands 10 March 1977 John Henry Baumgardner, 61, international farm and ranch expert who died Thursday, March 10, in Rotterdam. Holland, will be buried in Wellington's Fairview Cemetery, March 19. He was a brother of David Baumgardner, and the oldest of 8 brothers and sisters who grew up on Baumgardner farm south of Wellington. They were the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baumgardner. Mr. Baumgardner, a former Texas Tech animal husbandry professor, served with the Foreign Agricultural Service and the U.S. Feed Grain Council in Japan and last year, was transferred to Holland. A spokesman at Texas Tech, where he was professor emeritous, said Mr. Baumgardner was instrumental in developing a method in processing nutritional feeds for livestock feedyards and had worked in Poland, Russia and other foreign countries for ihe U.S. Feed Grain Council. He served as an International county agent, the spokesman said. Mr. Baumgardner was a native of Wellington. He graduated from Wellington High School and earned degrees from Texas Tech University. He was professor of animal husbandry at Texas Tech from 1945 to 1975. Since 1975, he has worked for the Foreign Agricultural Service and U.S. Feed Grain Council. He was a member of the Plainview Masonic Lodge, the Scottish Rite, Texas Cattle Feeder's Association and the Sirloin Club. He married Maretta Holloway in 1941 at Lubbock. He was a veteran of World War II and retired U.S. Air Force colonel.

Buried/ Commemorated

Wellington, TX 19 March 1977 Fairview Cemetery Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas, United States of America
Lubbock, TX

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