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Edgar William Baker III

Military

Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 19-Aug-44 flak, crashed Ploesti; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9717.

Awards: AM, PH.

Service

People

  • Gordon Heap

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 463rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 19-Aug-44 flak, crashed Ploesti; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9717. Awards: PH.

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 772nd Bomb Squadron

    772nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Aircraft

  • 44-6194 'Berlin Sleeper III'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/5/44; Hunter 21/6/44; Dow Fd 2/7/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 12/7/44; Missing in Action Ploesti 19/8/44 with Gordon Heap, Co-pilot: Jim Terry, Navigator: Warren Laufe, Waist gunner: Edgar Baker (4 Killed in Action); Bombardier:...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born DuVal County, FL 3 February 1919

Son of Edgar William and Margaret [Walston] Baker.

Lived in Florida, USA 1942

Husband of Mildred L. Baker.

Based Celone 1944 – 19 August 1944

Assigned to 772BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF.

Died Ploesti 19 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti 19-Aug-44 flak, crashed Ploesti; Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 9717.

Buried 1946

Re-Interred
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2018 16:00:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/38220035
https://www.fold3.com/record/529854451-edgar-w-baker-iii
https://www.fold3.com/image/310762475?terms=Edgar%20W%20Baker
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56356954/edgar-w-baker

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