ROBERT J. BAUMANN|
World War II
Memories and Biography
(Taken from a letter to Will Lundy)
1970 Kennard St.
St. Paul, MN 55109
22 February 1987
Sorry to be so late, again, in replying to your letter.
Thank you for the information on Michaels. I'm sure he was the pilot I flew with on two or three missions. As I recall, because of his rank, they were setting him up as a lead crew pilot and I was to be his navigator. I think he finally quit flying for awhile and I'm not sure if he ever finished his missions. Hopefully he did after I was shot down. [8 April 1944]
I was wrong about the plane I was in at the time I was shot down. Money's crew (including Goluback as copilot, Wheatley as bombardier and myself as navigator) flew the Missouri Mauler to England from the United States. I don't remember what happened to the plane.
Thanks for the addresses of Money, Goluback and Kirschner.
Will, I have not kept in touch with the 44th Bomb Group members, or the 8th Air Force Organization members. I think it would be interesting to attend the reunion in Milwaukee on September 2, which is only about a six-hour drive from St. Paul.
Please send me any information you have on the reunion and how I can sign up for it.
Robert J. Baumann