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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World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)
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July / 1943
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September / 1943

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(Sicily Campaign 9 July to 17 August 1943) In preparation for the invasion of Sicily the Allies captured the islands in the Sicilian strait, with aerial bombardment forcing the capitulation of Pantelleria on 11 June 1943. By that time Allied air power had begun the attack on Sicily by bombing defenses and airfields. The invasion itself got under way on the night of 9/10 July with airborne landings that were followed the next day by an amphibious assault. The enemy offered strong resistance, but the Allies had superiority in the air and soon had planes operating from Sicilian bases to support Montgomery’s Eighth Army and Patton’s Seventh.

Interdictory operations against communications in Italy and between Italy and Sicily convinced the enemy that it would be impossible to move strong reinforcements. By 17 August 1943 the Allies were in possession of the island, but they had not been able to prevent a German evacuation across the Strait of Messina.
 
   
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July / 1943
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July / 1943
 
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