F/Sgt Alfred Baker - 619 Squadron  
   

Flight Sergeant Alfred Baker - RAFVR

 

 Flight Sergeant Alfred Baker was serving as Flight Engineer on board Lancaster MK.I ME-723 coded PG-Z for a daylight operation to Munchen on April 25, 1944. The aircraft departed from Dunholme Lodge at 2055hrs but was lost to enemy flak and crashed at 0144, 3km south of the Speichersee at Ascheim. The crew was initially buried there but were later re-interred at Durnbach War Cemetery in 1948.

 The rest of the crew were:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

P/O Derek Schofield  - DFM

RAFVR

Pilot

Birkby, Huddersfield

22

Sgt James Durkin

RAFVR

M/U Gunner

Seacliffe, Whitehaven, Cumbria

21

F/Sgt Roy Withinshaw

RAFVR

Navigator

Hartshill, Stoke on Trent

27

Sgt Derrick Golding

RAFVR

W/Op/AG

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

21

F/Sgt Edward Brunt

RAFVR

Bomb Aimer

-

-

P/O Eric Powell

RAFVR

Rear Gunner

Ripponden,Yorkshire

24

 Alfred Baker RAFVR was the  third eldest son of Alfred and Mary Alice Baker of Blackburn, Lancashire. He worked as a printer for the Lancashire Telegraph newpaper prior to the war and was aged 21 at the time of his death.

 

 

 
 

Photos courtesy of Shaun Cunningham, research by Linda Ibrom.