Richard C Baynes

Military

Object Number - UPL 6604 - Richard C. Baynes Crew Crew #731 466th BG - 787th BS Standing Left to Right: Harold D. Bailey (TG), Lester R. Walters (FE), Harvey B. Walton...

35 missions. 6 gas hauling missions flying gas to Patton's army. Author of Replacement Crew in library.

Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ DFC

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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 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 38037016
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Gallopin Ghost
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 787th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Polaris II
  • Unit: 466th Bomb Group 784th Bomb Squadron 785th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • Date: 14 August 1944
  • Date: 5 October 1944
  • Date: 19 October 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Mansfield, Pennsylvania 1924-05-06

Died

California, USA 2013-01-26

Buried

2013-10-18 Arlington National Cemetery Section 66 Grave 6930

Other

Gas Haul Mission

Clastres, France 1944-09-19 1500 gallons of 80 octane gas

Other

Gas Haul Mission

Lille, France 1944-09-21 1400 gallons of 80 octane gas

Other

Gas Haul Mission

Lille, France 1944-09-23 1800 gallons

Other

Gas Haul Mission

Saint-Dizier, France 1944-09-25 1700 gallons

Other

Gas Haul Mission

Saint-Dizier, France 1944-09-29

Other

Mission

Mainz, Germany 1944-10-19 Flew an operational mission to Mainz. Heavy flak. No fighters. Flak hole. Tail gunner passed out.

Other

Mission

RAF Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14, UK 1944-09-10 Had to emergency land B-24H-15-CF #41-29358 "Ol' Soak" at Detling. The nose wheel collapsed and the forward fuselage was damaged.

Revisions

Date16 Feb 2016 19:30:51
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

466th BG Historian

Date6 Apr 2015 03:53:33
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date30 Dec 2014 16:38:51
Contributor466thHistorian
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466th BG Historian

Date30 Dec 2014 16:37:47
Contributor466thHistorian
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Attlebridge Diaries - Woolnough

Date10 Nov 2014 03:19:40
Contributor466thHistorian
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Attlebridge Arsenal

Date27 Sep 2014 18:22:26
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self & SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Company, D790.A2S45, 1998, page 201

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