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Baker, Eric Walter Kenneth DFC (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1942-May-11

Birth Date: 1920 (age 22)

Son of Walter and Mary E. Baker, of Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Home: Nanaimo, British Columbia

Decorations: DFC


Distinguished Service Cross
Service
RCAF
Unit
59 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Ab Uno Disce Omnes From one learn all
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Observer
Service Numbers
R/77506
59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes) Hudson V aircraft AM 852 TR-F lost during operations over Kiel, Germany. *Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross* FS EWK Baker (RCAF) killed, Pilot Officer V Moss (RAF), Sergeant L Davis (RAF) and Flight Sergeant SA Coombs (RAF) missing (www.number59.com, R McNeill www.rafcommands.com)

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Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

YouTube Hudson

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hudson

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson Mk. V(L.R.) AM852

#59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes) Hudson V aircraft #AM 852 TR-F lost during operations over Kiel, Germany. *Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross* FS EWK Baker (RCAF) killed, Pilot Officer V Moss (RAF), Flight Sergeant L Davis (RAF) and F/S SA Coombs (RAF) missing (www.number59.com, R McNeill www.rafcommands.com)

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