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Peter William Bauman Jr


Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 65FW, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD).

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.


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. ...

  • 65th Fighter Wing

    65th Fighter Wing

    Browse 65th Fighter Wing photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here:

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (65th Fighter Wing)

Associated Place

  • Saffron Walden

    Military site : non-airfield
    Headquarters 65th Fighter Wing. Exact location unknown.

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Event Location Date
Born Oklahoma County, OK, USA 2 June 1919

Son of Peter William Sr and Mae Marguerite [Duncan] Bauman.

Lived in Tulsa, OK, USA 1941
Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 21 March 1942

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Based Steeple Morden 10 April 1943 – 24 August 1944

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promoted Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1944

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Suspended Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 23 May 1944

Suspended from Flying Duty.

Transferred Saffron Walden, UK 3 July 1944

Transferred to HQ Sqn, 65FW.

End Tour of Duty (ETD) England, UK 24 August 1944

End Tour of Duty (ETD).

Died Hilton Head Island, SC, USA 27 August 2001
Buried Six Oaks Cemetery Hilton Head Island Beaufort County SC 30 August 2001

Six Oaks Cemetery
Hilton Head Island
Beaufort County
South Carolina


Date Contributor Update
30 April 2021 10:29:29 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, awards and events

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 13:51:52 general ira snapsorter Changes to events

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- 1996 355TH FG Assoc. Directory;
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2016 20:33:08 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, suffix, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:27 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list