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Charles Herbert Baum Jr


While stationed near Norwich England at a bomber station our planes were on a mission to Germany, I was working the airfield when one plane was forced to make a crash landing (one engine gone) It was loaded with live bombs. The air field was being strafed by Germans when this occurred. I rushed into the flaming plane to give as much assistance as I could. I received the Soldier's medal for this heroic deed. ( Feb 1944)

Good Conduct, soldier's Medal/ EAME ribbon/ WW II victory ribbon



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Born Baltimore, Maryland 3 October 1923


Date Contributor Update
10 May 2020 01:33:28 jmoore43 Changes to middlename and suffix

Corrected the name by moving "Jr" from the middle name field to the suffix field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:43 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / self