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Leonard Baumgartner

Military

Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Killed on Regensburg mission 17-8-43 aboard B17 42-30434 "Betty Boop - The Pistol Packin' Mama". 'Betty Boop' landed in Nth Africa. Killed in Action (KIA)

Awards: PH.

Service

People

  • James Geary

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Re-assigned to 350BS, 100BG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down 24-May-44 in B-17 42-97845. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5151. ...

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 570th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30434 Betty Boop - The Pistol Packin' Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/43; Smoky Hill 12/6/43; Rapid City 19/6/43; Geiger 22/6/43; Smoky Hill 23/6/43; Dow Fd 13/7/43; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-A] Framlingham 18/7/43; on Regensburg mission 17/8/43 Len Baumgartner was KIA; Missing in Action Regensburg...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...

Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dupage County, IL, USA 1921
Enlisted South Dr, Scott AFB, IL 62225, USA 30 September 1942

Scott Field
Illinois

Based Framlingham 1943 – 17 August 1943

Assigned to 570BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Regensburg, Germany 17 August 1943

Killed on Regensburg mission 17-8-43 aboard B17 42-30434 "Betty Boop - The Pistol Packin' Mama". 'Betty Boop' landed in Nth Africa. Killed in Action (KIA)

Buried North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial
Carthage, Tunis

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2018 21:32:39 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/529881691-leonard-baumgartner
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763133?terms=Leonard%20Baumgartner
https://www.fold3.com/record/89710274-leonard-a-baumgartner
http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=36041
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/44497704/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56245527/leonard-baumgartner

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:34 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 p. 506by Bishop & Hey, ABMC

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