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Herbert Morris Baber

Herbert Morris Baber

                         Name: Herbert Morris Baber

                         Branch of Service: U.S. Army Air Forces

                         Unit: 385 Bomb Gr., 548 Bomb Squadron

                         Rank: Tech Sgt

                         Dates of Service: 9/22/1942-10/12/1945

                         Theater of Service: European-African-                          Middle Eastern

Technical Sergeant Herbert Baber was a prisoner of war of Germany during WWII. War records list him as captured in December 1943 when his B-17 was hit with flak during a bombing raid on Emden, Germany.  Herbert's plane crashed near Groningen, Germany, with two of 10 crew members killed in action.  Baber received a shrapnel wound to his right leg during the flight and the plane's crew was listed missing in action from December 11, 1943 - May 2, 1945.  Records show that Baber and surviving crew members were captured by the Germans shortly after their plane crashed, and they were taken to Stalag Luft III near Sagan, Silesia (now Poland).  Baber and other American POWs at this Stalag were repatriated to the United States on 12 June 1945.

(Source: National Archives and Records Administration, World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946; Camp 033)

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