COL William Joseph Baugh

COL William Joseph Baugh

Birth
Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Feb 2010 (aged 75)
Colorado, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 150310420 · View Source
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Col. (Ret) A Command Pilot, with over 2500 hours of fighter pilot flying time. His military decorations included the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, POW Medal, Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal with Cluster. He also spent six years and six weeks as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Sept 1966, he was assigned to the 480th TFS DaNang AFB, South Vietnam. On the 21st of Jan 1967, while flying his F4 Phantom on a combat mission over North Vietnam, he was shot down and captured.Blinded in one eye and badly injured while parachuting into the trees, Baugh was captured by villagers and turned over to the North Vietnamese Army. He was moved through a series of prison camps, including several stints in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. He was not repatriated until March 4, 1973. Bill retired from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel in May 1981.


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  • Created by: patricia daudelin mccraney
  • Added: 7 Aug 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 150310420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL William Joseph Baugh (17 Jul 1934–19 Feb 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150310420, ; Maintained by patricia daudelin mccraney (contributor 46913472) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.