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Baber Robert Oris

Monuments

B-17G

 

Name:
Robert Oris Baber
Rank:
Captain
Serial Number:
O-375909
Unit:
412th Bomber Squadron, 95th Bomb Group, Heavy
Date of Death:
1944-08-02
State:
Kansas
Cemetery:
Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Kansas
Plot:
20
Row:
6
Grave:
15
Decoration:
Purple Heart, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal
Comments:

Born on 18 October 1915 in Mentor, Kansas, to Lawrence Otis and Sophia Gilead (Fitch) Baber. Pilot of the B-17G, 42-102700 "I'll Get By," which took off from Station 119 in Horham, Suffolk, UK on 2 August 1944. Hit by flak and exploded in mid-air at 1754h near Lisieux, France. Three crewmen survived the event and were taken prisoner, and seven were killed. Baber was 28 years old when he died during his 28th combat mission.