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This A-2 jacket belonged to F/O Baum. The image of Donald Duck on his jacket served as the unofficial mascot for the POWs of Stalag Luft III after it was created by a fellow POW, 1st Lt. Emmet Cook of the 15th Air Force. It is currently on display at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.

One POW’s Story

By: Dr. Vivian Rogers-Price In 2008 Irving Baum shared some of his World War II experiences through an oral history interview.  F/O Baum completed eleven missions as a bombardier.  Then on 16…

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Sam’s Blanket

On 16 July 1944, the 398th Bomb Group attacked the aircraft engine factory at Munich and lost two B-17s. One of the destroyed B-17s had Samuel Miller flying as tail gunner. He…

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