Baird, Robert, Col

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8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
Primary Unit
1968-1971, 8042, MCAS Quantico, VA
Service Years
1942 - 1971



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Home Town
Los Angeles
Last Address
Arlington, Va

Date of Passing
Jul 07, 1992
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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His Navy Cross Citation Reads:

For extraordinary heroism as Pilot of a fighter plane in Marine Nignt Fighting Squadron FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY THREE in action against enemy japanese forces in the vicinity of Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Group, on the nights of 9 June, 16 June and 13 July 1945. Courageous and aggressive while engaged in combat air patrol, Captain Baird skillfully employed his radar to make contact with an enemy reconnaissance plane on 9 June and striking quickley and furiously at low attitude, destroyed the hostile plane. again, on combat air patrol on the night of 16 June intercepted an enemy bomber and pressing home a determined run, shot down the hostile plane. later, on the same night by making use of his radar, he established contact with another plane and shot it down. Captain Baird's fourth kill came during the period of night of 13 July when, after establishing radar contact with an enemy bomber, he fearlessly closed in and firing bursts from all six guns, shot down the hostile aircraft. his courage, daring airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
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  1948-1950, 7409, MCAS El Toro, CA

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MCAS El Toro, CA
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ComCabs West
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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2013
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MCAS El Toro, CA

Wirsig, Frank, BGen, (1926-1958) 8042 Colonel
Quinn, William, MGen, (1942-1975) 6722 Captain
Fulham, Donald, MGen, (1946-1988) 521 Private 1st Class
Bonner, Jr., Joel, Col, (1942-1971) 75 7598 Major
Hogue, William, Maj, (1942-1963) 75 7598 Major
Kunz, Charles M, Col, (1940-1967) 75 7598 Major
Lucius, Willis, Col, (1932-1956) 30 3060 Major
Walton, Frank E, Col, (1942-1969) OF 636 Major
Bateman, William E, Maj, (1932-1960) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Monague, Paul Bruce, LtCol, (1943-1969) 75 7598 First Lieutenant
Boudreaux, Robert M, Capt, (1942-1962) 65 Master Sergeant
Corona, Mike, GySgt, (1947-1956) 66 6613 Gunnery Sergeant
Todd, Robert, TSgt (Grade 2), (1948-1952) 73 7371 Technical Sergeant (Grade 2)
Crowell, Margaret Helen, 1stSgt, (1945-1979) 1 0182 Technical Sergeant
Keating Jr., Alfred, Sgt, (1941-1951) 70 7011 Sergeant
Kennedy, Dorothy Bridget, Sgt, (1950-1954) 1 0143 Sergeant
McLean, Jess, Sgt, (1949-1952) 26 2601 Sergeant
Quiles, Al, Sgt, (1950-1951) 64 6400 Sergeant
Odenbaugh, Thomas D., 2ndLt, (1944-1950) Second Lieutenant
Baldridge, Raymond, GySgt, (1945-1966) Sergeant
King, Harold, SSgt, (1950-1957) Private 1st Class

Hunger, Victor, MSgt, (1940-1963) OF Master Sergeant

Koch, Donald M., Capt, (1942-1949) 75 7308 Captain
Nault, Charles R, Capt, (1941-1962) 63 Technical Sergeant (Grade 2)
Hurn, William Day, MSgt, (1941-1961) OF Technical Sergeant
Yezierski, Peter, LtCol, (1931-1966) 33 3302 Private
Albert, John, CWO2, (1940-1960) Master Sergeant
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Beane, James, WO, (1948-1968) 23 2305 Warrant Officer
Robertshaw, Louis, LtGen, (1936-1971) Lieutenant Colonel
Ellzey, Harry, Maj, (1941-1962) Major

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