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Charles N Baker


Born and raised in Montana, Charles Baker was living with his parents in San Carlos, Florida in 1940. After 3 years in college, he enlisted in California in October 1941 and trained as a bomber pilot. Assigned to the 390th Bomb Group/570th Bomb Squadron, he was sent overseas in 1944 and was stationed at Framlingham, Suffolk, England. Chuck Baker flew on 35 missions, from 19 April to 2 August 1944, 14 of them on B-17 # 42-31974. Ending his tour in November 1944, he went back to the United States. Charles Baker's own entry in 2014 :"It was the most exciting, memorable, action filled moments, educational opportunities of my life. I volunteered for this game we played and I would not have missed it for all the tea in China."



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Units served with

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

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  • 42-31974 Bomboogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
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Associated Place

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Event Location Date
Born Tery, Montana 15 February 1919

the son of Ernest and Dorothy Baker

Lived in San Carlos, San Mateo County, Florida, United States 1940
Enlisted San Francisco, California, United States 15 October 1941


Date Contributor Update
17 August 2016 10:44:40 ED-BB Changes to nickname, service number, biography, awards, events, person associations and place associations
NARA WWII Enlistment records
US 1940 Census

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:05:51 AAM AAM ingest

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