|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1939|
|Death: ||Oct. 23, 1966, Thailand|
In loving memory of... Capt. Samuel James Baker.
*** Capt Baker is buried at the USAFA Cemetery. Latitude: 39.01556 - Longitude: -104.855003.
You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
SAMUEL JAMES BAKER,JR. - Air Force - CAPT - O3
Date of Birth Aug 12, 1939
From: SARASOTA, FL
Next of Kin - Wife, Sandra L. Baker. Parents: Father, Samuel Joseph Baker, Birth: Aug. 24, 1913 and Death: Sept. 11, 1993 and Mother, Laura M. Baker, Birth: Jan. 16, 1919 and Death: Dec. 26, 2002.
CAPT - O3 - Air Force -
Casualty was on Oct 23, 1966
NON-HOSTILE, FIXED WING - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND
Service: United States Air Force
Grade at loss: O3
MOS: 1115: Pilot
Unit: 606TH AIR COMMANDO SQDN, 634TH CBT SPT GROUP, 7TH AF
Casualty Date: 10/23/1966
Age at Loss: 27
Graduation - 1962
KIA Date - 10/23/1966
Squadron - CS 10
High School - Sarasota Senior HS
High School Activities - Football, Basketball, Track, Boy Scouts, Key Club, Class VP
Post High School - University of Florida 1957-58, AFROTC
Academy Experiences - Ski Club, Automobile Club, Rally Club, Falconeer
Academic Degree Major - BS, Engineering Sciences - USAFA
Active Duty Assignments Pilot Training, Pilot B-47, Pilot C-130E, Pilot T-28,
Combat Information - 606th Air Commando Squadron, Nakhon Phanom AB, Thailand.
Killed In Action Mission - T-28 Aircraft crashed on a familiarization flight near Nakhon Phanom, Thailand
Notable Decoration Awards - Promoted to Captain Posthumously
ON THE WALL - Panel 11E Line 100
Body was recovered
Other Personnel In Incident:
Lt Col William J Newton (KWF)
Capt Samuel James Baker (KWF)
Capt Samuel J Baker was reported missing while on a familiarization flight in Thailand on 23 Oct 1966.
His T-28 aircraft departed its home base and did not return as scheduled.
A search was initiated when the aircraft's known fuel supply was exhausted which resulted in the location of a wreckage positively identified as that of the missing aircraft.
Samuel J Baker (1913 - 1993)
Laura M Baker (1919 - 2002)
United States Air Force Academy Cemetery
El Paso County
Plot: 003 E 055
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: HEE
Record added: Feb 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17930677