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 

Headquarters Air Force Air Force Commander 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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  1965-1966, Headquarters, Air Training Command

Colonel
From Month/Year
July / 1965
To Month/Year
June / 1966
Unit
Headquarters, Air Training Command Unit Page
Rank
Colonel
MOS
Not Specified
Location
Randolph AFB, San Antonio
Country/State
Texas
   
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 Headquarters, Air Training Command Details

Headquarters, Air Training Command
Type
Garrison - Command Element
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Parent Unit
Air Training Command
Strength
Command
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019
   
Memories For This Unit

Other Memories
He was Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans at Headquarters Air Training Command until his retirement from the Air Force on Jun 1, 1966.

   
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17 Members Also There at Same Time
Headquarters, Air Training Command

Hamilton, Ron, Capt, (1963-1968) 702 7024 Captain
Saden, H.E., Maj, (1950-1970) 301 3011 Captain
Love, Richard, SMSgt, (1955-1978) 242 24290 Senior Master Sergeant
Potts, Bennie, SMSgt, (1948-1976) 241 24190 Senior Master Sergeant
Squillante, Daniel, SMSgt, (1963-1984) 242 24290 Senior Master Sergeant
Barrows, David, MSgt, (1965-1986) 991 99138 Master Sergeant
Morrison, James, MSgt, (1966-1986) 732 73270 Master Sergeant
Totten, Robert, MSgt, (1954-1975) 751 75190 Master Sergeant
Boyer, John, MSgt, (1949-1979) 304 30430 Technical Sergeant
Gravgaard, Elmer, TSgt, (1949-1971) Technical Sergeant
Scallan, Shaun, SSgt, (1966-1969) 702 70250 Staff Sergeant
Nisley, Don, Sgt, (1965-1969) 270 27050 Sergeant
Sullivan, Donald, A1C, (1961-1965) 645 64550 Airman 1st Class
Petretti, Martin, MSgt, (1966-2007) 552 55250 Airman 2nd Class
Whitten, Raymond, A1C, (1964-1968) 671 67133 Airman 2nd Class
McGuire, Richard, CMSgt, (1966-2003) 431 43131A Airman 3rd Class
Boast, Arthur, SSgt, (1965-1971) A01 AAF MOS 256 Airman Basic

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