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Baer, Eugene H.

Rank and Name, Corporal Eugene H. Baer.

Unit/Placed in, 63rd Bomber Squadron, 43rd Bomber Group, Heavy.


Eugene is born approx. on 14 Aug. 1918 in Bellwood, Pennsylvania.

Father, Harry (Kustenbauer) Baer.

Mother, Mary (Kustenbauer) Baer.

Parents born in Austria.

Sister(s), Dorothy and Helen (Kustenbauer) Baer.

Brother(s), Edwin, Orris and Paul (Kustenbauer) Baer.


Eugene enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6895897.


Eugene died in an accident, “His hand was severely wounded in the invasion of the Philippines; amputation and subsequent infection resulted in pulmonary edema and death from severe agranulocytosis” on 30 May 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Eugene is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.


Thanks to, http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/USAAF/43rd_Bombardment_Group.html


Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940-1945 on Facebook.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

63th Bomber Squadron
43rd Bomber Group
Casualty List
His rank Corporal