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Kenneth Baron

Military

Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30047 'Sweater Girl'. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

Service

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. ...

  • 350th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30047 Sweater Girl

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/4/43; Kearney 15/4/43; Hill 5/5/43; Wendover 10/5/43; Kearney 21/5/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 2/6/43; Missing in Action Munster 10/10/43 with Rich Atchison, Co-pilot: Willard Secor, Navigator:...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Rochester, New York, USA
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 10 October 1943

Stalag 4 D/Z Annaburg (Formerly Oflag 54.E) Sachsen, Prussia 51-13

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 20:03:25 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

Added connections to the 8th AF and to the 8th AF mission for 10 Oct 1943.

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2020 20:02:01 jmoore43 Changes to service number, biography and events
Sources

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability. Added S/N and POW camp info from WW2 POW records at the National Archives.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:17:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1031 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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