Jeremiah (AKA Jere) Baker

Recent Address: County Road 15, Bath, NY 14810
E-mail Address: gleisenring@rochester.rr.com
Family Info: Sister: Ruth Plahn, Sister: Carolyn Cocking, Son: Jere Lee Baker, Daughter: Kathy Jane Neiufert
Hometown: Kenvil, NJ
Date Entered Service: November 30, 1942
Service Number: 12-203-621
Bomb Group: 462nd
Squadron:
Squadron: 676th
Location of Unit: Waler Air Force Base (1943)
Missions Flown: 29
Hump Missions: 15
Targets: Rangoon, Bangkok, Manchuria, Tokyo, Singapore, Burma, Mine Laying Bangkok
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, POW Medal, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, Gunners Wings, Air Crew Wings
Service Schools: Chanute Air Field Basic/Mechanic December 1942; Boeing Factory January 1943; Gulfport Mech Schl Miss. February 1943
MOS: Mechanic, Gunner Engineer
Rank Upon Discharge: T/Sgt
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 'Man of War,', A/C # 346; Shot down on 2 August 1945
Where You a POW?: Yes
POW Location:
Where You a Interned?: Yes
Internment Location: Ofuna, Japan
Date Transferred from the 58th:
Date Discharged: 1946
Post WWII Service:
Post WWII Civilian Occupation(s): Auto body shop mechanic
Thoughts About the 58th: A nice way to grow up. Very educational.
Comments: Licensed Civilian Pilot 1938; Fixed Wing Single and Dual Engine. Flew a 1946 WACO. Age 14 when licensed.
Jeremiah Baker died in September 3, 2009 and is buried at Bath National Cemetery, Bath, NY

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