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William F Baker

Military

Shot down during Operation Market Garden in C-47 43-16033 on 17 September 1944, after his aircraft took a direct hit after completing the parachute drop, and caught fire. Succeeded in evading capture for 38 days with the assistance of Dutch civilians until he reconnected with other allied personnel in the area and was picked up by a British tank unit on 29 October 1944.

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  • Christopher Domitrovich

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Gunner | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Shot down during Operation Market Garden in C-47 43-16033 on 17 September 1944, after his aircraft took a direct hit after completing the parachute drop, and caught fire. Succeeded in evading capture with the assistance of Dutch civilians until he...

  • Rollin Ellis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Shot down during Operation Market Garden in C-47 43-16033 on 17 September 1944, after his aircraft took a direct hit after completing the parachute drop, and caught fire. Succeeded in evading capture with the assistance of Dutch civilians until he...

  • Thomas Hoge

    Military | Corporal | War Correspondent, Stars and Stripes
    Hoge was a War Correspondent for the Stars and Stripes, he became famous for writing the first newspaper article about the 1st Demolition Section 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, on 9 June 1944, in which he dubbed the unit...

  • Donald Pahlow

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in Action during Operation Market Garden in C-47 43-16033 on 17 September 1944, his aircraft took a direct hit after completing the parachute drop, and caught fire. Pahlow ordered the crew to bail out while he assisted Captain Wade who had been...

  • William Wade

    Military | Captain | Intelligence Officer | 434th Troop Carrier Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) during Operation Market Garden in C-47 #43-16033 on 17 September 1944, his aircraft took a direct hit after completing the parachute drop, and caught fire. Wade had been tied to the ship to photograph the mission. He was last...

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  • Aldermaston

    Military site : airfield
    Aldermaston was built for RAF use in 1941-1942, and handed over to the Eighth Air Force in 1942. It was home to several Troop Carrier Groups, and became an airfield of the Ninth Air Force in 1943. Handed back to the RAF in 1945, it was placed on Care...

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05 August 2019 11:20:05 Emily Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, role, biography, person associations, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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MACR 10797 via Fold 3

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