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Flt Off John C Baitsholts

Flt Off John C Baitsholts

Birth
New York, USA
Death 20 Feb 1944 (aged 20–21)
Germany
Burial Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Plot Plot D Row 4 Grave 37
Memorial ID 56356951 · View Source
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John served as a Flight Officer & Co-Pilot on B-17G (#42-97500) in the 364th Bomber Squadron, 305th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Madison County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 30, 1941, prior to the war, in Syracuse, New York. He was noted as being employed as an Architect and also as Single, without dependents.

John was "Killed In Action" when his B-17 was hit by enemy flak and crashed in a forest South of Wohlmerstedt & two miles North of Billroda, Germany during the war.

He was and awarded a Purple Heart.

Service # T-122529

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Airmen who perished on B-17G (#42-97500):

Baitsholts, John C ~ FO, Co-Pilot, New York
Cox, Richard E ~ Sgt, Radio Operator, Oklahoma
Field, Richard H ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, New York
Lindley, William G ~ FO, Pilot, Texas
Smith, Glenn H ~ Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, Kentucky
Sulsona, John J ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, New York

Airmen who became POW's from B-17G (#42-97500):

Adler, Murray W ~ Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, New York
Murray, Malcolm C ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, Mississippi
Novotney, Donal T ~ S/Sgt, Top Turret Gunner, Washington
Wachaya. Anthony S ~ Sgt, Left Waist Gunner, Ohio

( Bio & Crew Report by: Russell S. "Russ" Pickett )

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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56356951
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Flt Off John C Baitsholts (1923–20 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56356951, citing Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .