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John P Baker

Military

Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD

Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • Clyde Bible

    Military | Sergeant First Class | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Sgt. Clyde "Bus" E. Bible enlisted into the United Army Air Force April 1944. He completed his basic training at Camp Shelby Mississippi .Then was sent to Flex Gunnery School , Kingman Az.Graduated Nov.1944 as an expert Marksmen receiving 2 stripes for...

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 4th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dutchess County, NY 4 January 1915

Son of John Thomas and Alma Marie [Filler] Baker.

Enlisted New York City, NY 17 March 1942

New York City New York

Based Mendlesham 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.

Discharged USAAF 5 September 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died 1 October 1990
Buried Saint Peters Cemetery, Poughkeepsie, NY 3 October 1990

Saint Peters Cemetery
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 November 2019 09:52:57 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/83536759-john-p-baker
https://www.fold3.com/record/623183029-john-baker-1915
http://valortovictory.tripod.com/CrewChiefs.htm
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41261602/john-p_-baker

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:15:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

1996 34th BG Roster / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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