Baird, Robert, Col

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

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
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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  1958-1961, 7409, MAG-13



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Unit
MAG-13 Unit Page
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
7409-All Weather Fighter Pilot
Location
Not Specified
Country/State
Hawaii
 
 
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 MAG-13 Details

MAG-13
Type
Air Units
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Marine Air Group (MAG)
Strength
Air Group
Created/Owned By
40  Chief Admin, TWS, Pvt 880  
   

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2013
   
   
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51 Members Also There at Same Time
MAG-13

Fontana, Paul John, MGen, (1936-1973) 8042 Colonel
Owens, Robert Gordon Jr., MGen, (1939-1972) 8042 Colonel
Thrash, William G, LtGen, (1939-1972) 99 9907 Colonel
Ruhsam, John William, Col, (1942-1962) 75 7598 Major
Gardner, Joseph, Maj, (1958-1969) 75 7333 First Lieutenant
Shortt, Harry Raymond, Maj, (1945-1966) 13 1302 First Lieutenant
Fiero, Lew E, LtCol, (1942-1963) 43 Second Lieutenant
Pierce, Michael, MSgt, (1954-1976) 2 0211 Master Sergeant
Ditch, William, GySgt, (1958-1978) 13 1349 Gunnery Sergeant
Hook, Frankie G, GySgt, (1949-1972) 2 0239 Staff Sergeant
Love, Raeford, GySgt, (1947-1968) 11 Staff Sergeant
Barnes, Don, Cpl, (1959-1965) 25 2542 Corporal
Foley, John, Cpl, (1956-1960) 25 2541 Corporal
Ondek, Joseph, Cpl, (1959-1965) 68 6821 Corporal
Yenor, Harry, Cpl, (1956-1962) 11 1121 Corporal
Byerly, Lawrence, LCDR, (1957-1988) HM-8404 Hospitalman
Gallagher, John, Maj, (1946-1966) Captain
Trundy, Richard Thomas, MGen, (1950-1987) Captain
Branigan, Neil, LCpl, (1961-1963) Lance Corporal
Younghans, Robert, SgtMaj, (1942-1972) Sergeant
H&MS-13

DePaul, Frank, Cpl, (1959-1963) 7113 Corporal
Ruhsam, John William, Col, (1942-1962) 75 7598 Major
Hunt, Jr., Harold, Capt, (1955-1968) 75 7335 First Lieutenant
Gassaway, Hugh D, MSgt, (1938-1965) 60 6019 Master Sergeant
Rakop, Harold F., MGySgt, (1950-1973) 66 6613 Staff Sergeant
Hinton, Guy, SSgt, (1952-1964) 64 6431 Staff Sergeant
Stone, Richard C, Capt, (1952-1971) 63 Staff Sergeant
Corson, Victor, GySgt, (1950-1969) 64 6412 Staff Sergeant
Rider, Earl, Sgt, (1958-1967) 14 1444 Sergeant
Clark, John, Cpl, (1960-1964) 66 6633 Corporal
Clark, John, Cpl, (1960-1964) 66 6631 Corporal
Jelley, Frank, Cpl, (1957-1960) 64 6412 Corporal
Rhodes, Charles, Cpl, (1956-1960) 60 6012 Corporal
Croop, Leonard, LCpl, (1958-1961) 64 6412 Lance Corporal
Kolly, Jerry, LCpl, (1957-1959) 30 3000 Lance Corporal
Veevaete, Jim, Cpl, (1951-1959) Corporal
HQ

Thompson, Don O, Maj, (1955-1979) 1 0141 Sergeant
MACS-2

Spinner, James, Cpl, (1959-1963) 6741 Corporal
Wendler, Hubert, Cpl, (1957-1961) 6741 Corporal
Bussear, William, LCpl, (1959-1962) 6741 Lance Corporal
Lakin, Thomas, GySgt, (1960-1982) 6741 Lance Corporal
Roper, Clyde, Capt 66 6621 Sergeant
Fuller, Robert, Cpl 66 6621 Corporal
LaPolla, William, Cpl, (1955-1963) 66 6621 Corporal
Lutz, Thomas, Cpl, (1957-1961) 66 6641 Corporal
McMahon Sr., Richard, Cpl, (1958-1964) 67 6741 Corporal
Moore, Charlie, Cpl, (1957-1959) 72 7200 Corporal
Skiffington, Dennis, Cpl, (1957-1961) 66 6621 Corporal
Greenough, Gary, LCpl, (1956-1959) 72 7239 Lance Corporal
Greenough, Gary, LCpl, (1955-1959) 67 6741 Lance Corporal
Kristall, Peter, Cpl, (1957-1961) 6741 Corporal
Guss, William, Col Lieutenant Colonel
Savage, Ronald, Cpl, (1957-1960) Corporal

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