Irvin O. Bauer Jr., a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. arborist and longtime American Red Cross volunteer, died Saturday of pulmonary fibrosis at the Mercy Ridge retirement community in Timonium. He was 92.
The son of Irvin O. Bauer Sr., a florist, and Minerva Koch, a homemaker, Irvin Otto Bauer Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Pinehurst.
After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1943, he joined the Army Air Forces and later was a member of the Aviation Cadet program. After that program was canceled, he was trained as an aviation mechanic.
Mr. Bauer was assigned to the Ryukyu Islands, where bombing runs to Japan originated, as an air crew chief. He...