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George L Baatz Jr.

Military

Shot down by flak and crashed at Wulpen-Oostduinkerke in B-24 #42-95233. Killed in Action (KIA).

Service

Units served with

  • 453rd Bomb Group

    453rd Bomb Group

    Group
    As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...

  • 732nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Old Buckenham

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the Eighth Air Force as a bomber base in 1942, Old Buckenham was built during 1942-43 with three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. The station was the exclusive home for the 453rd Bomb Group, equipped...

  • Oostduinkerke

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) Oostduinkerke/Wulpen, 8670 Koksijde, België 24 June 1944
Died 24 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2020 03:22:24 jmoore43 Changes to biography
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" to aid clarity & consistency.

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2015 22:56:53 MarcD Changes to mission associations
Sources

Book: Liberator crashed in Wulpen-Oostduinkerke in 1944 : reminiscence of a local war drama and an attempt to reconstruct the tragic event . Authors: Sylvain en Marc Demolder. Editer: Antwerpen : Marc Demolder, 2005. 41 p. : ill. ; 30 cm

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2015 22:33:05 MarcD Changes to biography
Sources

Book: Liberator crashed in Wulpen-Oostduinkerke in 1944 : reminiscence of a local war drama and an attempt to reconstruct the tragic event . Authors: Sylvain en Marc Demolder. Editer: Antwerpen : Marc Demolder, 2005. 41 p. : ill. ; 30 cm

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2015 22:25:12 MarcD Changes to awards
Sources

Liberator Crashte te Wulpen-Oostduinkerke in 1944 Sylvain & Marc Demolder

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2015 14:59:44 MarcD Changes to service number
Sources

Book: Liberator crashed in Wulpen-Oostduinkerke in 1944 : reminiscence of a local war drama and an attempt to reconstruct the tragic event . Authors: Sylvain en Marc Demolder. Editer: Antwerpen : Marc Demolder, 2005. 41 p. : ill. ; 30 cm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:11:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 6233 / MACR 6233; In Search of Peace, pg 244 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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