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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  1967-1968, 8042, 1st MAW



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Marine Air Wing (MAW)
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1st MAW

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Strickland, Richard, Col, (1963-1993) 99 9914 Colonel
Curran, Christopher, LtCol, (1953-1977) 44 4402 Lieutenant Colonel
Snead, Douglas Lee, LtCol, (1946-1969) 75 7521 Lieutenant Colonel
Cronkrite, Charles Ligon, Maj, (1957-1967) 75 7532 Major
Dryden, Ralph Marion, Maj, (1955-1968) 75 7564 Major
Gallini, Ralph, Maj, (1960-1979) 7 0702 Major
Meixner, Edwin George, Maj, (1957-1968) 75 7562 Major
Stevenson, Pete, Maj, (1963-1985) 3 0302 Major
Toval, Ferdinand, Maj, (1956-1979) 63 6302 Major
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Berarducci, James, Capt, (1968-1971) 1 0102 Captain
Burke, John Joseph, Capt, (1965-1968) 75 7562 Captain
Chapman, John Thomas, Capt, (1964-1968) 75 7564 Captain
Cline, Paul, Capt, (1960-1980) 13 1360 Captain
Cook, James, Capt, (1953-1973) 1 0130 Captain
Dean, Alan James, Capt, (1958-1967) 75 7560 Captain
Ellis, John Patrick, Capt, (1954-1968) 70 7002 Captain
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Galbreath, Bobby Frank, Capt, (1949-1968) 75 7563 Captain
Gannon, Eugene Richard, Capt, (1962-1968) 75 7561 Captain
Gazzale, James, LtCol, (1959-1979) 75 7521 Captain
Grifffith, John, Capt, (1949-1973) 1 0130 Captain
Hellbach, Harold James, Capt, (1963-1967) 75 7532 Captain
House, John Alexander, Capt, (1963-1967) 75 7562 Captain
Kelsey, Milton George, Capt, (1963-1967) 75 7560 Captain
Kennedy, Dennis, Capt, (1964-1967) 18 1803 Captain
Kimmel, Eugene William, Capt, (1958-1968) 75 7576 Captain
Martin, Steven Wayne, Capt, (1967-1968) 75 7561 Captain
Mitchell, Jay Anderson, Capt, (1963-1967) 75 7562 Captain
Owens, Jack Coleman, Maj, (1952-1967) 75 7335 Captain
Schram, Frederick Lloyd, Capt, (1962-1968) 75 7564 Captain
Shadburne, Brooke McKay, Capt, (1959-1967) 75 7335 Captain
Wyrick, Jack, Capt, (1960-1969) 25 2502 Captain
Berger, Donald Joseph, Capt, (1951-1969) 75 7522 First Lieutenant
Elmore, William Herschel, 1stLt, (1961-1967) 75 7561 First Lieutenant
Gloer, David Lawrence, 1stLt, (1965-1968) 75 7563 First Lieutenant
Gottschalk, William Henry, 1stLt, (1963-1967) 75 7562 First Lieutenant
Hall, William Gardiner, 1stLt, (1965-1968) 75 7563 First Lieutenant
Jensen, Paul Andrew, 1stLt, (1965-1968) 75 7563 First Lieutenant
Kettell, Robert, 1stLt, (1967-1970) 6720 First Lieutenant
MacGeary, Fred Ernest, Capt, (1946-1967) 75 7582 First Lieutenant
Major, Steven Robert, 1stLt, (1964-1968) 75 7582 First Lieutenant
Mason, Charles Gilbert, 1stLt, (1965-1967) 75 7561 First Lieutenant
Mottard, Dean, Capt, (1966-1970) 75 7562 First Lieutenant
Myers, David Gephart, 1stLt, (1966-1967) 75 7563 First Lieutenant
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Stahl, Norman, LtCol, (1960-1988) 25 2502 First Lieutenant
Sterling, David Walter, 1stLt, (1966-1969) 75 7562 First Lieutenant
Sweet, James Newton, 1stLt, (1966-1968) 75 7562 First Lieutenant
Voss, William Arthur, 1stLt, (1966-1968) 75 7563 First Lieutenant
Walling, Michael, Capt, (1966-1973) 44 4402 First Lieutenant
Waterman, Craig Houston, 1stLt, (1964-1967) 75 7562 First Lieutenant
Williams, Thomas Earl, 1stLt, (1962-1969) 75 7562 First Lieutenant
Zuehlsdorf, John, 1stLt, (1966-1968) 75 7564 First Lieutenant
Eaton, Bruce Horace, 2ndLt, (1965-1967) 75 7562 Second Lieutenant

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