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Harry B Baker

Military

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 kills. 1 x Bf109, 1 x Fw190. Killed in crash landing due to engine failure Wansford. P-51D 44-13924. 4-Aug-44. Killed in Action (KIA).

Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), PH.

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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13924

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) training mission, crash landed fatally due to engine failure Wansford. Pilot Capt Harry B Baker Killed in Action (KIA).

Associated Place

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 11 April 1919
Lived in Lemoyne, PA, USA 1941
Enlisted 12 March 1942
Based Wittering 27 August 1943 – 4 August 1944

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Promotion Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 28 June 1944

Promoted to Captain.

Killed in action Wansford, Peterborough PE8, UK 4 August 1944

Killed in crash landing due to engine failure Wansford. P-51D 44-13924.

Buried 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 March 2017 15:40:00 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
29 August 2016 15:42:07 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Baker%2C+Harry+B
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Baker&GSfn=Harry&G...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / King;'s Cliffe Memorial Edition

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