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Walter T McDermott

Military

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

  • Roscoe Alderman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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;...

Events

Event Location Date
Prisoner of war 17 August 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2021 07:34:55 ED-BB Changes to biography
Sources

Added website address for the Baker crew

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 21:41:19 jmoore43 Changes to nickname
Sources

Added "Possible DUPLICATE" in the Nickname field so an Admin can check out this person.

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2020 21:38:43 jmoore43 Changes to biography and aircraft associations
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Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.
Added a connection to A/C #42-30274 listed in the "Summary biography".

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 402

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