1944 — Italy
S/Sgt Harold Bauder, Aerial/Gunner fro Center Valley PA
Sunday, 21 May 1944 ... 447th BS War Diary: The following officers and enlisted men were assigned to this squadron per S.O. #83, 57th Wing: 2nd Lts. Merlin O. Hueppchen (P), John A Reilly (CP), F/O Joe W. Gould (N), Sgt. William L. Smith (EG), S/Sgt. John A. Keefe (RG), *** Sgt. Harold R. Bauder (AG)****
~~~ Harold flew in many ships...
A/C No. 43-27542 “Superstitious Aloysius”
A/C No. 43-4077 Ann’s Little Boy Val”(later 446th ship “Stormy Weather”)
A/C No. 43-27506 “Rebel Devil”
A/C No. 43-4069 “Ruptured Duck”
Tuesday, 15 August 1944
447th BS Mission Summary (Ops Order 488/mission 488) Group Mission # 488: On the second mission for the day, eleven of our planes participated in a raid on the Antheor Beach S-254531, with Lt. Manz leading our squadron. Due to cloud coverage no bombs were dropped.
A/C No. 43-3403 “Incendiary Blonde” Washburn, Guy M., 2Lt (Pilot) Remmel, Earl H., 2Lt (Co-Pilot) None (Nav.) Gould, Joe W., 2Lt (Bomb.) Ifshin, Isidore (NMI), Sgt (Eng.) Korzeniowski, Edward S., T/Sgt (Radio) Bauder, Harold R., Sgt (Gunner)
Tuesday, 3 October 1944
447th BS War Diary: . The following officers and enlisted men returned from Capri, Rest Camp: 1st Lt Marion E. Walker, 1st Lt Richard J. Woods, S/Sgt George D. Schnaars, Sgt Andrew C. Dubbs, S/Sgt Gaston C. Poulin, SGT HAROLD BAUDER.
Saturday, 21 October 1944
The following enlisted men were promoted to grade of S/Sgt: Sgt Smith B. Applegarth, Sgt Harold R. Bauder.
S/Sgt Bauder flew Combat through Jan. 1945.
PRINCESSBARBI Barbara Ennis Connolly 321st Bomb Group Historian and History Team Member with Patti Johnson and John T Fitzgerald in the 57th Bomb Wing. PRINCESSBARBI_B25@msn.com