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Charles Washington Baker Jr

Military

Shot down in B-17G 42-102548 on 13 May 1944. While formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles S of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814

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  • Phillip Carlin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17G #42-102548. While formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through the undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814. ...

  • Harold Gantert

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down in B-17G 42-102448 on 26 April 1944. After bombs away, the ship was attacked by an Me-109, which made one pass from the tail; the left wing caught fire and the pilot dived into the clouds; more fighters attacked; aircraft crashed near...

  • Harry Gutierrez

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17G 42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814. ...

  • Harry Hamilton

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on Mission #355, 13 May 1944 in B-17 42-102548 SO-M, 384th Bomb Group. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles...

  • George Sabo

    Military | Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG, 544 BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #78 dated 26 April 1944, Lawrence Murchan Crew. ...

  • William Shaner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102548. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 4814 POW

  • William Snead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down on Mission #355 in B-17G 42-102548 on 13 May 1944. POW, MACR 1448

  • Salvadore Soto

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 #42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, theplane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814...

  • Carroll Swartzendruber

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 13 May 1944 in B-17 42-102548. While the formation was under attack from enemy aircraft, the plane left formation, dove directly down and disappeared through undercast; crashed near Zarnekla (7.5 miles South of Grimmen) Germany. MACR 4814...

Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102548

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Dow Fd 14/4/44; Assigned 544th Bomb Squadron/384th Bomb Group [SU-M] Grafton Underwood 20/4/44; 547BS [SO-M]; Missing in Action Stettin 13/5/44 with Charles Washington Baker Jr., Co-pilot: Leonard Koos,...

Missions

  • 355

    13 May 1944

Events

Event Location Date
Born Bridgeville, Delaware
Assigned 16 April 1944

Assigned to the 384th Bomb Group, 544th Bomb Squadron on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #72 dated 16 April 1944, as crew pilot, 8 combat missions.

POW 13 May 1944

POW Camp: Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 23:16:42 bombercommand Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
09 March 2015 22:50:53 bombercommand Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
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18 February 2015 01:01:51 bombercommand Changes to highest rank, role, biography and unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4814, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=b...

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