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Baker, Richard Aubrey (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1942-04-29

Birth Date: 1919-06-22 (age 22)

Born: London Ontario

Home: Windsor, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
62 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Insperato (Unexpectedly)
Rank
Pilot Officer
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
J/6146
62 Squadron (Insperato) GR Flight Hudson III AE574 shot down near Rangoon on a reconnaissance sortie. P/O(s) Baker (RCAF) killed and JW Arthurs (RCAF), and LG MacLeod (RCAF) missing (Shores, Cull & Izawa). Sgt E Graham (RAF) and P/O KF Harvey (RAF) were also missing on this date (CWGC).

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Crew on Hudson Mk. III AE574

Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

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.

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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. III AE574

#62 Squadron (Insperato). Hudson III aircraft AE 574 shot down on operation near Rangoon, Burma on a reconnaissance flight. Pilot Officer JW Arthurs (RCAF) missing.


62 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Insperato

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