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Irl E Baldwin Jr

Military

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 25 x combat missions on 14-May-43. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Donald Bone

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    Completed his combat tour on 15-May-43. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harry Brody

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Jim Brody grew up in eastern Montana. He flew his missions as the ball turret gunner on the B-17 "Hell's Angels" (Baldwin crew) and returned to the U.S. I have heard that he was credited with destroying 11 German airplanes, but I don't know if that...

  • Harold Godwin

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed his combat tour on 15-May-43. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

  • Ripley Joy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Ripley W. Joy was assigned to the 303rd Bomb Group / 358th Bomb Squadron. Starting as a Co-Pilot, he was upgraded to Pilot on 4 June 1943. After completing 25 missions with the 303rd, he was sent back to the US. He was assigned as a pilot in the 21st...

  • Allerton Meddaugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 x missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Hubert Miller

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Dad was the NAV in the B-17 'Sky Wolf'. He was a Capt. on 09-15-42

  • James Rodriguez

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed combat tour on 17-May-43. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Russell Warren

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Irl Baldwin crew. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Dennis Weiskopf

    Military | First Lieutenant | Waist Gunner / Bombardier | 303rd Bomb Group
    S/Sgt Dennis Weiskopf (left waist gunner) completed 25 mission combat tour on 21-May-43, 3 x missions as photographer. Having retrained, flying as bombardier aboard A-20K 44-571 with 35BS, 47th BG, 12AF Killed in action on 4-Mar-45 ). ...

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Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 358th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24577 Hell's Angels

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24577 "Hells Angels" was assigned to 358BS/303BG [VK-D] Bangor 14-Oct-42; arrived at Molesworth 24-Oct-42; in landing accident with Irl E. Baldwin 26-Apr-43; slated to RAF 100 Squadron, but retained by 803rd BS ATD (American Training...

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Yakima, WA 23 September 1920

Son of Irl E Sr and Jessie M Baldwin.

Lived in Yakima, WA, USA 1941
Based Molesworth 1943 – 14 May 1943

Assigned to 358BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 31 July 1968

Honourable discharge.

Died Albuquerque, NM 18 February 2002
Buried Santa Fe National Cemetery Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, NM 26 February 2002

Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2021 08:44:02 Al_Skiff Changes to suffix, biography, awards and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/312801808
https://www.fold3.com/image/219990251
https://www.fold3.com/record/71076081/irl-e-baldwin-social-security-deat...
https://www.fold3.com/record/619190398/irl-baldwin-1920-veterans-affairs...
https://www.fold3.com/record/707868669/baldwin-irl-e-us-veterans-gravesi...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/17481367/irl-e-baldwin

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2018 17:59:42 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, events, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

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

8th AF News, September 1999; Wall of Valor / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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