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Robert S Baker


Shot down near Soest in B-24 #44-10500, Killed in Action (KIA).


Units served with

  • 491st Bomb Group

    491st Bomb Group

    The 491st Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators in bombing missions over northern France and Germany from June 1944 until April 1945. Missions over Germany included bombing the headquarters of the German General Staff at Zossen. The Group was awarded a DUC...

  • 853rd Bomb Squadron


Associated Place

  • North Pickenham

    Military site : airfield
    Built comparatively late during 1943-44 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, North Pickenham was rather cramped as an airfield site so the main runway was shorter than typical. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2...


Event Location Date
Born Shelbyville, Illinois, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Germany 26 September 1944
Died 26 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
22 August 2021 18:22:14 jmoore43 Changes to biography and events

Added a "-" to the A/C tail # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Changed the label for a POW event to “Killed in Action (KIA)” per info in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:05 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 9426 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database