Baas, Henry Ray, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
Service Years
1949 - 1950
Officer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Oskaloosa
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 15, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 12 Site 1426

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
35th Fighter-Interceptor Group40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1950-1950, 35th Fighter-Interceptor Group
  1950-1950, 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1953 Korean War
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P-51/F-51 Mustang  
  1950-1950, P-51/F-51 Mustang
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Last Known Activity
 
Date: 15-JUL-1950
Time:  
Type:
North American F-51D Mustang
Owner/operator: USAF
Registration: 44-74281
C/n / msn:  
Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities: 0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: -
Phase:  
Nature: Military
Departure airport:  
Destination airport:  
Narrative:
Attached to 35th Ftr-Int Wg. Poss hit by grnd fire, crashed into ridge 14 mi NE of Taejon (2.5 mi NE of Pugang-ni) near Yumae.

Sources:
http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/korea/reports/air/

 

http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=83732

 

Second Lieutenant Baas was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 40th Fighter-Interceptor

Squadron, 35th Fighter-Interceptor Group. On July 15, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft struck

the ground as he made a rocket pass 14 miles northeast of Taejon, Korea. ** Second Lieutenant Baas was

awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National

Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

http://www.abmc.gov/search-korean-war-veterans-memorial-honor-roll/detail/Korea_1200#.U3VORSgbFVU

   
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Lieut Henry Ray Baas
Birth:  May 26, 1928
Death:  Jul. 15, 1950, South Korea

United States Air Force Second Lieutenant served with the 40th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 35th Fighter-

Interceptor Group. He piloted an F-51D Mustang that struck the ground on a combat mission as he made a

rocket pass northeast of Taejon, Korea. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 12 Site 1426

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