Baldwin, William Lester, Jr., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1036-Navigator-Bombardier
Last AFSC Group
Air Crew (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 1036, 392nd Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1942 - 1944
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Baltimore, Maryland
Last Address
RAF Wendling, Norfolk, England

Casualty Date
Nov 04, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Germany
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Netherlands, Netherlands
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
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September / 1944
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March / 1945

Description
Attempting to outflank the Siegfried Line, the Allies tried an airborne attack on Holland on 17 September 1944. But the operation failed, and the enemy was able to strengthen his defensive line from Holland to Switzerland. Little progress was made on the ground, but the aerial attacks on strategic targets continued. Then, having regained the initiative after defeating a German offensive in the Ardennes in December 1944, the Allies drove through to the Rhine, establishing a bridgehead across the river at Remagen.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
September / 1944
To Month/Year
December / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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Units Participated in Operation

763rd Bombardment Squadron (Heavy)

762nd Bombardment Squadron, Heavy

355th Wing - Desert Lightning

 
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  1213 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allen, William Harry, Maj, (1942-1963)
  • Ananian, Stephen Carnig, 1st Lt, (1942-1945)
  • Backstrom, Carl Joseph, TSgt, (1942-1945)
  • Barton, Paul Lawrence, Brig Gen, (1929-1964)
  • Beyer, William Rockafeller, Capt, (1942-1945)
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