Veterans of The Mighty Eighth: The Oregon Air National Guard’s connections to the Eighth Air Force of World War II

Capt. Kay A. Baker was a charter member of Oregon’s first military aviation unit, the 123rd Observation Squadron. He later went to pilot training and became a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress pilot assigned to the 613th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group in England. He is pictured here with his crew: standing L to R: Kay A. Baker, Pilot; H. Lyng, Co-Pilot; H. Koretsky, Navigator; C. Moore, Bombardier. Kneeling L to R: Harry Slater, Tail Gunner; F. Yorio, Radio Operator; G. Bachus, Top Turret/Flight Engineer; J. Morrison, Waist Gunner; S.E. Cloyd, Ball Turret. (401st Bomb Group (H) Association)

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