Staff Sergeant William V. Baker, of the 303rd Bomb Group, checks a machine gun. Image stamped on reverse: ‘Copyright Current Affairs Ltd.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 28 Jan 1943. [stamp] and ‘245655.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Before he joined the U.S.A.A.F. Bomber Squadron, Staff Sgt. William V. Barker - a native of Texas - was employed in New York as a cook and butcher at the Reubens Resturant. Today, he is more interested in turning the heat on the Jerries with his heavy machine-gun. His home address is 985, East 179th Street, Bronx, New York City, c/o Frank Robb. ANY 8.'
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- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 388th Bomb Group 423rd Bomb Squadron
- Service Numbers: 20221711
- Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
- Role/Job: Tail Gunner