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Hay Norvell Baber

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-                          Middle Eastern


Anecdotes About Hay Baber
by Gregory Baber

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.

 
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