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Lt. Col. Addison Earle Baker -- Pilot of "Hell's Wench" - killed with his copilot, Maj. John Jerstad and crew, leading the 93rd Bomb Group over Ploesti Aug, 1, 1943



  • 9th Air Force
  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • Headquarters (93rd Bomb Group)


  • Addison Baker

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Commanding Officer
    Lieutenant Colonel Addison Baker was the Commanding Officer of the 93rd Bomb Group from May 17, 1943, he was killed in Action over Ploesti during Operation Tidal Wave on 1 August, 1943. ...


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17 July 2019 20:32:53 Kickapoo Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

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