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Henry L Baker


Shot down 14 June 1944 in B-17 #42-31618 which ditched in channel. Killed in Action (KIA)


Units served with

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 748th Bomb Squadron
  • 750th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31618 'Our Baby'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Rock Springs 8/12/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [D] Glatton 27/1/44; 748BS; Missing in Action Florennes 14/6/44 with Jim LaPaze, Bombardier: Chas Rogers, Radio Operator: Elmer Velicer, Ball...

Associated Place

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


Event Location Date
Born Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA
Killed in Action (KIA) English Channel 14 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
18 January 2020 18:48:02 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability.

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2015 11:04:29 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from :
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 5905

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:43 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 5905 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database