Paying Homage to John Custance Baker

The navigator of Mosquito LR503. A great career that ended so badly.

A Very Unlikely Hero

There is not much information on the Internet about John.

John as child

This Website pays homage to Hilary’s uncle.

Sometimes Websites disappear and we are left with a broken link. This is why I am pasting the information from the Website before I proceed with Hilary’s article about her uncle.

John school1

Flying Officer John Custance BAKER (172487) DFC and Bar
109 Squadron Royal Air ForceDate of birth: 3rd May 1921
Date of death: 10th May 1945

Killed in a flying accident aged 24
Buried in Calgary at Burnsland Cemetery Lot 137 Block 9 Section G

He was born in Malaya on the 3rd of May 1921, the youngest son of Alan Custance Baker, adviser Malayan Civil Service, and Barbara (nee Evans) of Apartment 605, 1035 Pine Street, San Francisco, California.He was educated at Hazelhurst School, Frant, and at the King’s School Canterbury from September 1935 to July 1939, where he was in…

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