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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. L V Baker

 

Louis Victor Baker was born on 29th June 1913 in Tetbury, Gloucestershire. He was employed as a Brewery clerk and stocktaker when he joined the RAFVR as an Airman u/t Observer in December 1938.

He was called up on 1st September 1939 and after completing his training joined 236 Squadron at St. Eval in August 1940.

He flew his first operational sortie on 3rd September.

Baker was posted with his flight to Aldergrove on 19th November 1940, where it was combined with one from 235 Squadron to reform 272 Squadron. He flew his first operational sortie with 272 on the 21st.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented until he was commissioned from Warrant Officer in March 1943.

Baker was released from the RAF in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died in May 1988 in Birkenhead.

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