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Roscoe James Alderman

Military

WIA 26 July 1943 on board B-17 #42-30274.
Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee', Prisoner of War (POW).
See the Baker crew page at http://www.aircrewremembered.com/gallery/index.php?/category/6

Service

People

  • Walter Baker

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee', Prisoner of War (POW). See the Baker crew page at http://www.aircrewremembered.com/gallery/index.php?/category/6

  • Albert Bergeron

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee', Prisoner of War (POW). See the Baker crew page at http://www.aircrewremembered.com/gallery/index.php?/category/6

  • William Binnebose

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Served 3 March 1942-1 January 1946. Flew 9 missions, not all on Our Bay-Bee. WIA 26 Jul 1943 B-17 #42-30274. Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee', Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag 17B, Krems. Also wounded while POW, shot when 2 other...

  • Alvin Forney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee'. Prisoner of War (POW). See the Baker crew page at http://www.aircrewremembered.com/gallery/index.php?/category/6

  • Walter McDermott

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee', Prisoner of War (POW). See the Baker crew page at http://www.aircrewremembered.com/gallery/index.php?/category/6

  • Martin Minnich

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee', Evaded (EVD). Helped by the Belgian Comète evasion network, he was back in England on 23 November 1943. See the story of his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fminnicmg.html ...

  • Cedric Nussbaum

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee', Prisoner of War (POW). See the Baker crew page at http://www.aircrewremembered.com/gallery/index.php?/category/6

  • Henry Sarnow

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 17 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee', Evaded (EVD). Helped by the Belgian Comète evasion network, he was back in England on 23 November 1943. See the story of his evasion at https://www.evasioncomete.be/fsarnowhp.html ...

  • John White

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    A Ball Turret gunner on B-17 #42-30274, Sgt John White was not a regular "Our Bay-Bee" Crew member. He was flying as a substitute the day they were shot down and it was the only mission he flew with the William Baker crew. He landed in Belgium and...

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Units served with

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30274 'Our Bay-Bee'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 8 May 1943; Gore 9 May 1943; Smoky Hill 17 May 1943; Dow Field 5 June 1943; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-Q] Horham 15 June 1943; 5 missions. Missing in Action Regensburg 17 August 1943 with a 335BS crew. Pilot 1st Lt Walter A. Baker;...

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

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 17 August 1943

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2021 07:26:57 ED-BB Changes to biography
Sources

Added website address for the Baker crew

Date Contributor Update
18 March 2021 14:50:38 ED-BB Changes to middlename, biography, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 402

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 21:32:13 jmoore43 Changes to service number and events
Sources

Added POW camp information to the POW event and a S/N per WW2 POW records at the National Archives (NARA).

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 21:26:51 jmoore43 Changes to biography
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Added a "#" to the A/C serial numbers in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2018 12:06:18 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, events, person associations and unit associations
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia ;
- MACR 402

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:24:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 402 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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