The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. E D Baker
Eric Debnam Baker of Wimborne, Dorset was born on 14th August 1911, the son of Gerald Debnam Baker and Edith Anne Baker (nee Haynes).
His father served as a Captain in the RAOC in WW1.
ED Baker joined the RAFVR in January 1937 as an Airman u/t Pilot.
Called up on 1st September 1939, he went to 11 Group Pool St Athan on the 2nd to convert to Blenheims.
He was then posted to 145 Squadron on 7th October, the squadron was then about to reform at Croydon.
He married Evelyn Holmes on 31st March 1940 at Grantham.
On 8th August 1940 Baker was reported 'Missing' after a combat over the Channel, south of the Isle of Wight. His Hurricane, P3381, is believed to be that shot down into the sea by Feldwebel Muller of 1/JG27.
Baker is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 11.
Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner.