Baird, Robert, Col

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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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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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  1965-1967, 8042, MARTD NAS Alameda, CA



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Colonel
MOS
8042-Colonel, Naval Aviator/Naval Flight Officer
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MARTD NAS Alameda, CA
Type
Air Units
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Parent Unit
MarForRes
Strength
Air Squadron
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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013
   
   
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10 Members Also There at Same Time
MARTD NAS Alameda, CA

Pierse, Donald, Capt, (1953-1968) 63 6302 Captain
Mattern, Richard, CWO4, (1953-1983) 13 1302 Chief Warrant Officer 4
Vera, Noe, Capt, (1958-1980) 62 6244 Staff Sergeant
Bermudez, Frank, MGySgt, (1959-1990) 61 6115 Sergeant
Monaco, Leonard, Sgt, (1967-1973) 64 6442 Sergeant
Wilson, Ken, Sgt, (1963-1972) 64 6401 Sergeant
Gilbert, Terry, SSgt, (1963-1973) 62 6243 Corporal
Greiner, Carl, Cpl, (1966-1972) 64 6442 Corporal
Steffner, Ross, Cpl, (1965-1971) 64 6412 Corporal
Tallman, Donald, Sgt, (1943-1966) Gunnery Sergeant

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