Baker, Frederick William

Dates:

War Service:
Sergeant (WirelessOperator/Air Gunner) FREDERICK WILLIAM BAKER RAFVR died on 28 January 1942 while serving with 106 Squadron.

At 1755 on 28 January Handley Page Hampden X3058 took of from Coningsby in Lincolnshire to bomb Munster. On the return flight the aircraft ditched in the North Sea. All four crew got out of the aircraft and into the dinghy but when help arrived 16 hours later only one was still alive, the others having succumbed to the cold.

Frederick Baker was buried in Grove Park cemetery.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the Book of Remembrance at Addey and Stanhope School, Deptford.

Details:
He was 24 years old, the son of Frederick and Martha Baker, of New Cross.

Source:
www.lostbombers.co.uk website

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