World War II
Lieutenant, Junior Grade, U. S. Navy. Home address: Lindsay, Garvin County. Mr. and Mrs. John Baker, Parents, Rte. 4, Lindsay. Born August 27, 1921. Enlisted June 30, 1942. Decorations: four Air Medals; three Distinguished Flying crosses; two Silver Stars; Order of the Purple Heart. Attended the Universityof Oklahoma in 1942. Served in Naval Air Squadron. Last flight took off from the carrier U. S. S. Lexington. Died December 14, 1944, in action over Luzon, Philippine Islands.
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