Baker, Addison Earl, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1060-Bombardment Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 1060, 93rd Bombardment Group, Heavy
Service Years
1929 - 1943
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1907
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Chicago, Illinois
Last Address
Benghazi, Libya

Casualty Date
Aug 01, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Romania
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Florence, Italy
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Air Offensive, Europe Campaign (1942-44)/Operation Tidal Wave
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Operation Tidal Wave was an air attack by bombers of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) based in Libya on nine oil refineries around Ploiesti, Romania on 1 August 1943, during World War II. It was a strategic bombing mission and part of the "oil campaign" to deny petroleum-based fuel to the Axis. The mission resulted in "no curtailment of overall product output", and so was deemed unsuccessful.

This mission was one of the costliest for the USAAF in the European Theater, with 53 aircraft and 660 aircrewmen lost. It was the worst loss ever suffered by the USAAF on a single mission, and its date was later referred to as "Black Sunday". Five Medals of Honor and numerous Distinguished Service Crosses were awarded to Operation Tidal Wave crew members.
   
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