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Franklin Baier

Military

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Munich in B-17 42-37968 'Little Audrey' 18-Mar-44; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3418

Awards: AM (OLC), PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-37968 Little Audrey

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/10/43; Kearney 13/11/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-X] Rougham 9/12/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 18/3/44 with Harry O’Neill, Co-pilot: Alvin Lynch, Navigator: Bill Bright, Bombardier: Chas Eberhardt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Austin, MN 19 July 1922

Son of Franklin Casper and Gertrude Berdella [Rindy] Baier.

Based Bury St Edmunds 1943 – 18 March 1944

Assigned to 410BS, 94BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died East of Munich 18 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Munich in B-17 42-37968 'Little Audrey' 18-Mar-44; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 3418

Buried Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial 1946

Re-Interred
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial
St Avold, France
Plot B Row 35 Grave 36

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2021 19:52:25 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, role, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28640990
https://www.fold3.com/image/618025821
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762925
https://www.fold3.com/record/529891801/franklin-baier-american-battle-mo...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56652385/franklin-baier

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3418 / MACR 3418, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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