Robert Kingsley Baker


Object Number - UPL 44455 - Robert Kinglsey Baker Pilot 451st BG - 725th BS - 15th AF Shot Down/WIA 13 October 944


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A B-24 Liberator (serial number 44-450443) of the 451st Bomb Group, 15th Air Force releases bombs during a mission.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Unit: 451st Bomb Group 725th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date Description


Des Moines, IA 4 June 1919


Shot Down/WIA/Captured

near Vienna, Austria 13 October 1944 On October 13, 1944, he was pilot of B-24J (S/N: 42-51764 with a crew of 10 on a mission to Vienna, Austria. Upon reaching the target, his plane was hit by flak and 2 engines burst into flame. He and some of the crew were able to bail out before the plane exploded (MACR #9047). He became a Prisoner Of War in Luft-Stalag 1. He was badly burned while escaping from his aircraft, and was taken to a German military hospital after his capture. He always spoke highly of the treatment he received there, particularly by the German doctor who treated him



Barth, Germany 20 October 1944 Stalag Luft I (dates are approximate)


Chicago, IL 3 September 1972


Des Moines, IA 7 September 1972 Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Plot Section: Good Shepherd Lot: 97 Grave: 3


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