New England Air Museum
Kenneth Rex Baile
Recent Address:  

Upper Arlington, OH



Family Information:  

Parents: Inez and Emory; Wife: Gwen; Children: Sandra, Michelle, Susan, and Stephen


Columbus, OH

Date Entered Service:  

August 22, 1941

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Location of Unit:  

Salina, KS (January, 1943)

Missions Flown:  


Hump Missions Flown:  

None; flyer but was a passenger over the hump.




None other than theater while in 58th BW.

Service Schools Attended:  

Air Command and Staff June 1947; Air War College July 1957

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Were you a POW?  


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Post-WWII Military Service:

With 468 Gp AS Col (LG) Jim Edmundson thru July 1946
Staff Eng. Div. Wright Field and ARDC
HQs USAF Maint. Staff Off.
HQs USAF Inspector Gen. Office Sec.
Dept. Dir. Of Pers. National Security Agency
Dir. Of Personnel Plans & Policy Air Def. Com

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Upon retiring in Aug 1969 I became a member of Ohio State University as a professor and administrative staff - retired 1976. From 1971 to present time have been in real estate.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

The bomb wing and especially the 468th Bomb Group in my opinion was the most outstanding in the Air Force and the entire Bomb wing had some very outstanding personnel - truly dedicated members. I am proud to have been a member serving.


Mr.  Baile passed away February 28, 2012.  He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, OH


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