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John C Baitsholts


After receiving hits to the wing on a mission to Leipzig on 20 Feb 1944 in B-17G #42-97500, some of the crew baled out on the return from the target. Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 364th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-97500

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/12/43; Kearney 16/12/43; Presque Is 25/12/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG Chelveston 22/1/44; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/2/44 with Bill Lingley, Co-pilot: John Baitsholts, Navigator: John Sulsona, Bombardier: Rich Field{found in nearby...


Event Location Date
Born New Woodstock, New York, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 20 February 1944
Died 20 February 1944


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:44 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2429 / MACR 2429, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database