|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1919|
|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1944|
Ira married Odell Georgetta Spofford 4-21-1942
~~Lieutenant Ira Odell Bakken, U.S. Army, born December 30, 1919; son of Mr. and Mrs. Iver Bakken, Benson, Minnesota; survived also by his widow of Long Prairie, Minnesota; attended Luther 1938-1939; killed in action in the Southwest Pacific in November, 1944.
~~Ira was a member of the "Red Raiders," a bomber group of B-26 Marauder crews that flew in the Pacific theater during World War II.
His plane had gone down on a 1944 mission over Borneo when a flaming Japanese Zero fighter slammed into the bomber, sending both crashing to the ground. Bakken, a lieutenant and navigator, was one of 10 crew members lost.
Iver Olson Bakken (1875 - 1954)
Florence Bakken Rubin (1893 - 1990)
Opal Georgetta Spofford Bakken Pargment (1919 - 2009)*
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Record added: Feb 14, 2013
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