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Kenneth C. Baehr, Pilot
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(crew assigned 360BS: 22 June 1944 - photo: 29 June 1944)

(Back) 1Lt Kenneth C. Baehr (P), 2Lt John E. King (CP),
1Lt Thomas I. Peacock (N), 1Lt William H. Smith (B - back, 3rd from left)

(Front) T/Sgt Jesse Ploeger (R)(far left), T/Sgt Clarence H. Brackett (E),
S/Sgt Bruce O. Decker (BTG), S/Sgt Kenton F. Baldwin (WG),
Sgt Raymond E. Jacobsen (WG), S/Sgt Carl E. Keipper (TG)

crewmen are not in order

Crew Notes:
Sgt Raymond E. Jacobsen (WG) was removed from the Baehr crew, before the crew started their combat missions on 5 July 1944, when the crew size was changed from 10 to 9 men. He flew no missions with the 303rd BG(H)

Other crewmen flew together on most of their combat missions, completing their combat tour on 19 October 1944. 1Lt Thomas I. Peacock (N) finished a few days earlier on 6 October 1944, S/Sgt Carl H. Keipper (TG) finished on 22 October. T/Sgt Clarence H. Brackett fell behind flying no missions between 21 Sept 44 and 2 December 1944. He completed his last six missions with the Lt Loy R. Norris Crew between 4 Dec 44 and 1 Jan 45.

[photo courtesy of Col. Walter K. Shayler]
[Researched by 303rdBGA Historian Harry D. Gobrecht]