World War II pilot from Chicago identified nearly 80 years after plane crash in Romania

World War II pilot from Chicago identified nearly 80 years after plane crash in Romania

CHICAGO (TOC) — The stays of a U.S. Military Air Power Lieutenant Colonel from Chicago, who was killed throughout World Battle II, have been recognized.

On August 1, 1943, Addison Baker was piloting a bomber over Romania when his airplane was hit by enemy anti-aircraft hearth. Earlier than crashing, he dropped his bombs on the goal and he averted crashing into different planes in his formation, in keeping with the Protection POW/MIA Accounting Company (DPAA).

The 36-year-old’s stays weren’t instantly recognized following the crash and had been buried amongst “unknowns” within the Hero Part of the Civilian and Army Cemetery of Bolovan, Ploiesti, Prahova, Romania.

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Baker was amongst 80 unidentified stays of fallen People that had been recovered by the American Graves Registration Command (AGRC) from the Bolovan Cemetery.

Baker’s title is recorded on the Tablets of the Lacking on the Florence American Cemetery, an American Battle Monuments Fee web site in Impruneta, Italy, together with others nonetheless lacking from WWII. A rosette will likely be positioned subsequent to his title to point he has been accounted for.

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Baker was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor earlier this month.

The date and site of Baker’s funeral have but to be determined.

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