A Tribute to Bernard
Historian - 457th Bomb Group
This morning, March 10th, 2000, the 457th Bomb Group
one of its earliest and best-loved members. Bernie Baines died
a hospital in Cambridge, England.
Many of us knew Bernie only
by his familiar name.
A few of us were privileged to know him and Sadie on a personal level
many years. All members of the Association know what Bernie and Sadie
done during the last half of this century to preserve the memory of
those who gave their lives with our Bomb Group.
Bernie was a
native of England who lived most of his life in Peterborough. Since WWII
had amassed a huge archive of information and photos of the war days at
had hosted the mini reunions that have been held every other year in
Britian. His visit to the reunion at Gettysburg in 1999 will
remembered by all who attended. He was, officially, the Historian of the
Group. We send our condolences to Sadie, his wife for over 50
to his children and family. He will be missed by all who knew him.