Hay Norvell Baber
Name: Hay Norvell Baber
Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Forces
Unit: 8th AAF
Rank: Staff Sgt
Dates of Service: 1/8/1943 -
Theater of Service: European-African-
Staff Sergeant Baber Awarded Air Medal
Scottsville News, 6 July 1944 (p.1):
An 8th AAF Bomber Station., England - Staff Sgt. Hay N. Baber, 20, of Scottsville, VA, radio operator and gunner on an 8th AAF flying
fortress, has been awarded the Air Medal.
The award was for meritorious achievement while participating in bombing attacks in Nazi Germany and on coastal installations, paving the
way for the Allied invasion of Normandy.
Sgt. Baber is the son of Bessie J. Baber of Scottsville. He was a checker at the Richmond Quartermaster Depot before he entered the AAF on
January 8, 1943.
Staff Sergeant Baber Receives Additional Honors
Scottsville News, 27 July 1944 (p.1):
An 8th AAF Bomber Station, England - Staff Sergeant Hay N. Baber, 20, of Scottsville, VA, radio operator and gunner on an 8th AAF B-17 Flying
Fortress, has been awarded two Oak Leaf Clusters to his Air Medal, equivalent to additional awards of the Medal.
The awards were for meritorious achievement while participating in bombing attacks on German industries and on coastal defense and supply lines in
support of the Allied invasion of France.