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Orus Ezra Baxter Jr

Military

Killed in Action. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille in B-24 41-28776

Service

Units served with

  • 392nd Bomb Group

    392nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 392nd Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators out of Wendling, Norfolk from August 1943 until April 1945. They were the first Group allocated B-24H Liberators, the first B-24 series fitted with a nose turret on the production line. The adaptation increased...

  • 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

    Group
    The 44th Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 15-January-1942 at McDill Field, Florida and equipped with B-24Cs. The Group moved to Barksdale Field, Louisiana and acted as a training unit for the 90th 93rd and 98th Bomb Groups and flew anti...

  • 578th Bomb Squadron
  • 66th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-28776

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 66BS, 44BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Munich. Ran out of fuel and crashed near Lille on 11-Jul-44. 3 x EVD, 1 x POW, 8 x KIA. MACR 7511.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Holdenville, OK 74848, USA
Killed in Action Belgium 11 July 1944
Enlisted Seymour, Connecticut, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2021 13:28:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

https://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=893&mtch=1&cat=all&tf=...

Date Contributor Update
24 July 2021 13:26:02 general ira snapsorter Changes to middlename, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.b24.net/airmenSearch.php?s=baxter&Search=;
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66352478/orus-ezra-baxter

Date Contributor Update
07 October 2015 14:42:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to surname, middlename, suffix, biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia;
MACR 7511

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7511 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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