One off t Marianas-based B-29 Superfortresses has been named the "City of Cedar Rapids," Mayor F. K. Hahn was informed by letter from the public relations department of the base Monday.
"The name was chosen by members of the crew because the city is the hometown of First Lt. DuWayne B. Baker, commander of the plane, whose home in Cedar Rapids," the letter Mayor Hahn said.
"The plane has already participate in several missions again industrial and military to on the Japanese main poN d.Her crew is justly proud of her record.
"With the spirit and competence these men have shown, rest assured that the 'City of Cedar Rapids' will be a credit to your community."
Lt. Baker is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Baker, 1714 Blake boulevard SE. He has been overseas since March 28. A graduate of Franklin school, he attended the University of
' Iowa a year and a half before ~. enlisting in the army air corps in 1940. He was graduated from the Chanute field, Ill., technical school and was accepted in the army cadet training program.
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