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1LT Howard T. Baker
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1891
Williamsport
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1918, France

Howard is a Founding Father of the Michigan Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Michigan, and he graduated in 1913.

Brother Baker enlisted in the British Army in NOV 1914, and served 22 months in the trenches in addition to much service behind the lines. In JUL 1917, he joined the U.S. Army and was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Coastal Artillery. In MAY 1918, he joined the 91st Aero Squadron, U.S. Army Air Service, and deployed to France with the American Expeditionary Forces.

Howard was mortally wounded in aerial combat during an evening reconnaissance mission on 12 AUG 1919. He was flying in formation about 5 miles behind the German lines when he was attacked. The Croix de Guerre with Palm was awarded posthumously by Marshal Petain, Commander-in-Chief of the French forces in the field, and his parents were sent the medal and copy of the citation. 
 
Note: Entered service from Pennsylvania
 
Burial:
Saint Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial
Thiaucourt-Regnieville
Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle
Lorraine, France
Plot: Plot D, Row 27, Grave 2
 
Maintained by: SigEp Patriots Project
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56338778
1LT Howard T. Baker
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1LT Howard T. Baker
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