|Ted Mikuta (S/SGT John C Bait Jr, 602nd)||
Joined Apr 12 2012
53 years old
I am originally from a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA. My mothers brother, S/SGT John C Bait Jr., was part of the 602nd Squadron of the 398th BG based at Nuthampstead. He was killed after bailing out returning from Kraiburg, Germany on April 11th, 1945 just 4 days after his 20th birthday.
My mother always said I was like my Uncle John in many ways. I've always wondered what he must have been like, who he spent his time with and how it was being nineteen in the skys over Germany. I guess it explains my having a career in aviation and my continuous fascination in WWII aircraft.
Thanks to the volunteers of the Nuthampstead Airfield Museum and the 398th for operating these websites. Prior to their construction, the information about my uncle was limited my mothers memories and when she felt up to talking about him. He was greatly missed.