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Neil Thomas Baker

Military

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.
Failed to Return (FTR) 1-Aug-44 mission in P-51 44-13975, mid air collision with P-51 43-25040 10 miles SW of Honington. Pilot 2nd Lt Baker KIA.

Awards: PH.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 384th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-13975 'Dot'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 1-Aug-44 mission, mid air collision with P-51C 43-25040 10 miles SW of Honington. Pilot 2nd Lt Neil T Baker KIA.

Associated Place

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Seattle, WA, USA 30 March 1921

Son of Chester Logan and Edith [McKee] Baker.

Lived in Bremerton, WA, USA 1941
Enlisted Washington, USA 1942

Washington, USA

Based Honington 1944 – 1 August 1944

Assigned to 384FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Killed in Action (KIA) 10 miles NW Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 1 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) 1-Aug-44 mission in P-51 44-13975, mid air collision with P-51 43-25040 10 miles SW of Honington. Pilot 2nd Lt Baker KIA.

Buried 2 August 1944

Interred.

Buried Golden Gate National Cemetery San Bruno San Mateo County CA 3 March 1949

Re-Interred.
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2021 15:27:18 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/3549425/neil-thomas-baker

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2016 10:03:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2016 15:00:25 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename and nickname
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=13975&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Baker%2C+Neil+T&S...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3549425

Date Contributor Update
30 August 2016 14:59:27 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=13975&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Baker%2C+Neil+T&S...
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=3549425

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:29 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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