|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1922|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1944, Italy|
John Llewelyn Baker was born December 9, 1922 in East Township, Montgomery County, Iowa to Helen E. Dilley and John S. Baker. F. S. Williams, M. D., Villisca, Montgomery County, Iowa.
Information found in the Montgomery County Court House, Red Oak, Iowa, birth records.
Baker, John L; Iowa, 2nd Lieut; 96 AF Fighter SQ; WW 2. He was killed in action on August 29, 1944 on a bombing mission in his P38 Fighter Plane over Laticana railroad bridge in Northern Italy. He had completed 19 missions over enemy territory. He served in the European Theatre of Operations with the 96th A. A. F. Fighter Squadron. He was awarded the Air Medal and Purple Heart. Rank at the time of death was 2nd Lieutenant. (Montgomery Co, Iowa Sesquicentennial 50th Anniversary WW 2 Military History Book)
Baker, John L.; Iowa, 2nd Lieu., 96 AF Fighter SQ, WW2 December 9, 1922 - August 29, 1944
Information found in the Arlington Cemetery Book
Lt. John L. Baker, Missing in Action
Mr. and Mrs. John Baker of Villisca vicinity have received a letter from the War department confirming the telegram received which told them their son, 2nd Lt. John L. Baker was missing in action August 29, 1944, in northern Italy. Lt. Baker was pilot of a P38, a one-man plane, and had completed 19 missions over enemy territory, according to a letter which he wrote August 27 to his parents. That was the last letter they had received from him.
Information found in the Red Oak Express, Monday, September 25, 1944
John Sherman Baker (1899 - 2006)
Helen Esther Dilley Baker (1902 - 1983)
John Llewellyn Baker (1922 - 1944)
Laurence Albert Baker (1925 - 2014)*
Created by: Marty & Harley
Record added: Apr 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51605445
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Montgomery County, Iowa...Finding Of Death...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
Added: Oct. 13, 2015
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Feb. 26, 2011