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Old 17th June 2015, 09:03
Edward L. Hsiao Edward L. Hsiao is offline
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Question Lt. Col. Robert L. Baseler,USAAF

Gentlemen,

I know that Baseler had made ace in MTO during WWII. How many air to air kills in total for him? I remember among his kills were at least four Italian fighter planes to his credit. What was his post-war assignments in the USAF?

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Old 17th June 2015, 10:41
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Re: Lt. Col. Robert L. Baseler,USAAF

6 kills, five with P-40 (a Bf 109 and foru Italian fighters) and the last with a P-47, a Ju 88 on 30 January 1944.
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Re: Lt. Col. Robert L. Baseler,USAAF

Flying P-40:

19th May 1943 Claimed a 109 while escorting B-26's to Dacimomanna Aerodrome

27th May 1943 Claimed a victory after escorting bombers to Decimomannu (no details of aircraft shot down)

22nd July 1943 Claimed two victories during a mission over Aerodrome East Of Oristano, Sardinia (no details of aircraft shot down)

26th July 1943 Claimed 1 victory during a Fighter Sweep over Sardinia (no details of aircraft shot down)

Flying P-47:

Jan 30th 1944 Claimed 1 victory during a Fighter Sweep over Villaorba (JU-88)

(Dates may vary between mission and claim being registered, but usually on or within a day of the mission)
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Old 18th June 2015, 01:55
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Gentlemen,

Thank you for your answers. Lt. Col Baseler and his Group had claimed 38 kills over the Villaorba area on January 30,1944. I wonder what Axis flying units that took the loss of the USAAF pilots? Captain H.H. Green was supposed to have shot down four Ju-52s,one Macchi 202,and one Do-217 on this day. Are those losses confirmed in German records?

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Re: Lt. Col. Robert L. Baseler,USAAF

Check my video out from 1hr 12m 30 seconds. Chet Sluder talks about loadout, Jerry Edwards talks about that mission and there is also detail of others involvement.

https://vimeo.com/38294301

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Re: Lt. Col. Robert L. Baseler,USAAF

Gentlemen,

What German flying units that were in action over the Villaorba area?

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