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 Leo Francis Baker

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Leo Francis Baker

  • Birth 24 Apr 1926 Belmont County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 19 Apr 1961 Cuba
  • Burial Unknown, Specifically: Remains were not recovered
  • Memorial ID 69408402

Participant in the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Flight Engineer. Alabama Air National Guardsmen. Recipient of Distinguished Intelligence Cross (The Central Intelligence Agency's highest award for Heroism.)

On April 19, 1961, Pilot, Capt "Pete" Ray and Flight Engineer, Leo Baker were shot down in their B-26 Bomber near Playa Giron, Cuba. The two men survived the crash but were killed in a shootout with Cuban Soldiers.

Remains were not recovered.


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  • Created by: aircrew
  • Added: 6 May 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 69408402
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leo Francis Baker (24 Apr 1926–19 Apr 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 69408402, ; Maintained by aircrew (contributor 47271710) Unknown, who reports a Remains were not recovered.