Luther Howard Baker

Military

Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bochum, Germany in B-17 42-5801 12-Aug-43; A/C belly landed. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 656

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 326th Bomb Squadron 327th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16052088 / O-792103
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Flak Happy
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few 94th Bomb Group 327th Bomb Squadron 333rd Bomb Squadron 410th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Dulag Luft Grosstychow Dulag 12
  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 7a, Moosburg

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Pennsylvania, USA 1919-01-30 Son of Wallace Howard and Mary Bernice [Orey] Baker.

Based

Prisoner of War (POW)

Podington 1943-08-12 Assigned to 327BS, 92BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Belly Landing POW

20 miles south of Rotterdam 1943-08-12 Failed to Return (FTR) Bochum, Germany in B-17 42-5801 12-Aug-43; A/C belly landed. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 656

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Moosburg, Germany 1943-08-12 Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft VIIa.

Died

Honolulu, HI 1997-12-14

Buried

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI 1997-12-19 National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, Hawaii Polt CT4-N, 500, 504

Enlisted

Cleveland, OH 1941-10-29

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:25
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 656 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database