Baldwin, Robert Percy, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1966, Headquarters, Air Training Command
Service Years
1939 - 1966
Colonel

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, California
Last Address
San Marcos, California

Date of Passing
Apr 07, 1994
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION MW SITE 142

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired AAFTTC Instructor




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Air Ace American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal


 Military Association Memberships
American Fighter Aces AssociationAir Force Memorial (AFM)
  2015, American Fighter Aces Association
  2015, Air Force Memorial (AFM) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In Korea he destroyed 5 enemy aircraft in aerial combat and damaged 3.

His Silver Star citation:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Colonel Robert P. Baldwin, United States Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving as Pilot of an F-86 Fighter Airplane and Commanding Officer of the 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group, in action on 22 June 1953, in Korea. Colonel Baldwin distinguished himself while leading four (4) F-86 type aircraft on a fighter sweep along the Manchurian Border. He sighted four (4) enemy MIG-15 type aircraft pressing an attack against two (2) friendly aircraft and immediately led his flight into the enemy. After successfully breaking up the enemy attack, Colonel Baldwin rolled down on the trailing MIG and fired a short burst into his left wing and fuselage. Colonel Baldwin continued to score numerous hits as heavy smoke poured from both wings and the enemy aircraft went into a steep dive through the clouds. Colonel Baldwin followed him through the cloud layer and pulled up sharply to avoid hitting the ground. Later reports confirmed the destruction of the MiG. By his personal courage and exceptional flying ability in this action, Colonel Baldwin is credited with destroying his fifth (5th) MIG-15 type aircraft. Throughout his tour, Colonel Baldwin's aggressive spirit and mental alertness have brought great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: 22-Jun-53

Service: Air Force

Rank: Colonel

Company: Commanding Officer

Regiment: 51st Fighter-Interceptor Group

   
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  1958-1962, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)

Colonel
From Month/Year
November / 1958
To Month/Year
June / 1962
Unit
Headquarters Command (HQ USAF) Unit Page
Rank
Colonel
MOS
Not Specified
Location
Pentagon, Arlington, VA
Country/State
Virginia
   
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Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
Type
HQ/ Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
US Air Force
Strength
Force
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Not Specified
   

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