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Crew PILOT: Carl K.  BAKER

 Carl K. Baker crew - 31 December 1944 at B-24 base Tibenham (left to right) Joseph Wastart, unknown, Earl H. Kesel, unknown, Carl K. Baker, W. W. Pinson, Joy Ward and Denny J. Hewitt. Photo taken as crew was getting ready to dismantle the plane, "BACHELOR'S HEAVEN" (44-8284 LN-H) Photo courtesy of Charles L. Ednomdson - September 2006 

Crew Members:

Crew 1

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Carl K. BAKER P CPT
2 LT Charles L. EDMONDSON CP CPT
3 T/SGT Earl H. KESEL TTE CPT
4 T/SGT Denny J. HEWITT ROG CPT
5 S/SGT Arthur F. FITZPATRICK BTG NOC
6 S/SGT Robert G. SCHULTZ WG CPT
7 S/SGT Joy G. WARD WG CPT
8 S/SGT Joseph WASTART TG CPT

Crew 2

NBR Person Position Status
1 LT Carl K. BAKER P CPT
2 S/SGT William KILPATRICK TG SWA

PHOTOS:

 Jay G. Ward, Ralph R. Kitkowski, Carl Baker and D. J. Hewett bicycling in a taxiway near the 350th area at Thorpe Abbotts. (100th Photo Archives) 

 Part of the Carl K. Baker crew; (left to right), Charles L. Edmondson, Joy Ward, Carl K. Baker, Earl H. Kesel and their crew chief, name unknown. Picture taken in London, England, 1944. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Charles L. Edmondson