Robert Lee Baseler


Object Number - UPL 24779 - LTC Robert Lee Baseler Commanding Officer - 325th FG


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Units served with

Colonel Herschel H. Green, of the 317th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group, 306th Fighter Wing, 15th Air Force stands by the cockpit of his P-51B Mustang. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P-51B, Col. H.H. Green. J.C.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter


  • Aircraft Type: P-40 Warhawk
  • Nicknames: Mortimer Snerd/Stud
  • Unit: 325th Fighter Group
A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 45-49355) nicknamed "Big Stud", flown by Colonel Robert Baseler and painted in markings of the 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force. This aircraft would later join the Columbian Air Force.
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Big Stud
  • Unit: 325th Fighter Group



Event Location Date Description


Led the 325th FG off of the USS Ranger

Atlantic Ocean off of Casablanca 19 January 1943


First aerial Victory

09033 Decimomannu CA, Italy 19 May 1943 shot down one Bf-109


Commander - 325th FG

Mateur, Tunisia 5 July 1943 - 1 April 1944

Robert Lee Baseler: Gallery (2 items)