SSGT John D Baker

SSGT John D Baker

Indiana, USA
Death 21 Nov 1944 (aged 21–22)
Papua New Guinea
Burial Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, USA
Plot A, 0, 3
Military Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army Air Force
Memorial ID 315066 · View Source
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John served as a Staff Sergeant & Gunner on A-20G "Oh Please" #43-9419, Far East Air Force - Combat Replacement Training Center (FEAF - CRTC) 360th Service Squadron.

He resided in Marion County, Indiana prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on July 11, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

A-20G "Oh Please" #43-9419 was one of six A-20's that took off from Nadzab Airfield on a training mission. For an unknown reason they flipped over and crashed near Maprik, Papua New Guinea during the war.

John was Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was originally interred in Manila and was later repatriated here on December 1, 1949.

Service # 15063204

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Airmen who perished on A-20G #43-9419:

Baker, John D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IN
Knobloch, Robert E ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, PA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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