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Fred G. Baun, Jr.


Fred G. Baun Jr. on Tinian, 1945

Recent Address:

14635 Cohasset Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405-1904

Email:

 

Family Information:

Parents: Fred and Ora; Wife: Nellanna; Children: Kenneth, John, Maureen, Barbara; Siblings: Freda, Donald.

Hometown:

Youngstown, Ohio

Date Entered Service:

January 5, 1943

Service Number:

35528637

Bomb Group:

468th, 2nd Combat Camera Unit

Squadron:

 

Location of Unit:

 

Missions Flown:

6

Hump Missions Flown:

20

Targets:

Anshan, Rangoon, Omura, Toyokawa

Awards/Decorations:

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal, American Theater Ribbon

Service Schools Attended:

Photo School - AFTS Lowry Field, Denver, CO Mar-May 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 043 - Cameraman, Motion Picture

Rank Upon Discharge:

S/Sgt

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

 

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

September 23, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

October 31, 1945

Post-WWII Military Service:

 

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

In 1946 Fred returned to his previous job as a truck driver in the shipping department at Automatic Sprinkler Corp. of America, in Youngstown, OH. In 1948 he moved to Los Angeles, CA, and for the same company installed fire protection systems for a short time. He was transferred to the engineering department and later went into sales. In 1960, Fred, with two partners, formed their own company (Southwest Fire Protection Co.) in Los Angeles and remained there until his retirement in 1982.

Comments:

I regret to inform you that Fred G. Baun, Jr. passed away July 9, 2002. Fred was eager to serve his country when he was a young man during WW II and has been an outstanding citizen all his life. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His life was an example to all. Sincerely, his wife, Nellanna Baun.

Mr. Baun is buried in Glen Haven Memorial Park in Sylmar, CA.

 


Fred G. Baun Jr., 1995

 


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