Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant William K. Baer.
Unit/Placed in, 75th Bomber Squadron, 42nd Bomber Group, Medium.
William is born approx. on 12 Jan. 1914 in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Father, William H. Baer.
Mother, Amy L. (Kaufield) Baer.
Brother(s), Donald H. and Gordon L. Baer.
William enlisted the service in Massachusetts with service number # 31140766.
William‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a B-25 were,
2nd Lt. Thomas O. Thompson Pilot
2nd Lt. Carl G. Clemons Co Pilot
2nd Lt. John C. Henderson Bombardier/Navigator
SSgt. Allen E. Cooperider Engineer/Gunner
SSgt. William K. Baer Radio Operator/Gunner
SSgt. Ralph J. Kirsch Top Turret Gunner
William was KIA when the plane was hit and the engine was on fire and they crashed on 22 Jan. 1944, he is honored with an Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
William is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/