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Henry R. Baas
Second Lieutenant, United States Air Force
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Henry R. Baas
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. John Baas
Home: Oskaloosa, Iowa
Born May 26, 1928
Second Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force
Killed in Action
Died July 15, 1950 in Korea

Second Lieutenant Baas was the pilot of a F-51D Mustang night fighter with the 40th  Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 35th Fighter-Interceptor Group.

On July 15, 1950, while on a combat mission, his aircraft struck the ground as he made a rocket pass 14 miles northeast of Taejon, Korea.

Second Lieutenant Baas was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

NOTE: His brother, Jay S. Baas, Lieutenant, United States Army Air Forces, was killed in action in World War II, and is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.



Baas, Henry Ray - 2nd Lt United States Air Force
Death:  12 July 1950, Korea
Place of Burial:  Arlington National Cemetery
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. John Baas
Home:  Oskaloosa, IA

BAAS, HENRY RAY
2LT, USAF
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/26/1928
DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/1950
BURIED AT: SECTION 12  SITE 1426
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 8 August 2002
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