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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  1961-1965, 7409, Aviation Dept (HQMC)



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Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
MOS
7409-All Weather Fighter Pilot
Location
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Country/State
United States
 
 
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Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2011
   
   
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5 Members Also There at Same Time
Aviation Dept (HQMC)

Hise, Henry Williams, BGen, (1941-1971) 99 9907 Colonel
Cline, Frank, LtCol, (1942-1974) 62 6202 Major
DeSouza, Manuel, MGySgt, (1946-1972) 64 6413 Gunnery Sergeant
Leonard, Charles, TSgt, (1942-1964) 64 6412 Technical Sergeant
McKay, Richard Hamilton, SSgt, (1944-1966) 64 6412 Staff Sergeant

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