Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Lt. Wendell M. Baie-- Part 1: DeKalb High School and NISTC


I wrote about a memorial to him in the last post.

From Find-A-Grave.  Obituary

MILITARY SERVICES CONDUCTED TODAY FOR DEKALB FLYER  (Nov. 10, 1942)

Military funeral services were accorded  this Tuesday afternoon for Aviation Cadet Wendell Merle Baie, DeKalb flyer, who was killed a week ago in a plane crash on a routine night flying mission near Williams Field, Chandler, Ariz., where he was stationed.

Wendell Merle Baie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baie, was born December 30, 1921, at Waterman.  Since he was sixteen years old he has lived in DeKalb, where he graduated DeKalb High school, later attending N.I.S.T.C. (Northern Illinois State Teachers College, now Northern Illinois University) until he was called into active service in the Army Air Corps.  He had worked one year, but was enrolled at the college,  when called for duty March, 1941.

--GreGen

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