Pennsylvania History Harvest

William H. Baumer's Return Photographs

Item

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Dublin Core

Title

William H. Baumer's Return Photographs

Subject

Baumer, William H.
Prisoner of War
Korean War

Description

This collection of photographs shows Major William Baumer returning home from his service as a pilot for the United States Air Force during the Korean War. One photograph depicts William Baumer kissing his nephew, a young Henry Baylor.

Major William Baumer spent approximately two and a half years imprisoned in Peking, China (modern-day Bejing). Baumer was originally sentenced to eight years in the prison and was held on accusations of being a spy. Twelve other American's faced the same situation. President Eisenhower worked to shorten the sentence and to ensure better treatment; part of Baumer's time at the prison camp was spent in solitary confinement.

Date

1956

Format

image/jpeg

Identifier

Baylor_Henry-Photo-01
Henry_Baylor-Photo-02
Baylor_Henry-Photo-04
Baylor_Henry-Photo-04
Baylor_Henry-Photo-05
Baylor_Henry-Photo-05
Baylor_Henry-Photo-07

Coverage

Milton, PA

Citation

“William H. Baumer's Return Photographs,” Pennsylvania History Harvest, accessed April 23, 2024, https://pahistoryharvest.omeka.net/items/show/146.