Pilot Officer Allenby Leslie BAKER

Service No: 403159
Born: Murwillumbah NSW, 18 November 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940
Unit: No. 452 Squadron
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 452 Squadron Spitfire aircraft AB195), off Beachy Head, England, 4 January 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Thomas James Baker and Emily Anna Baker, of Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Murwillumbah NSW
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 105, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 January 1942, Spitfire AB195 flown by Pilot Officer Baker was detailed to carry out cannon firing tests over the sea on a non-operational flight. The aircraft crashed at 1600 hours south west of Beachy Head, East Sussex, and Pilot Officer Baker was killed. The aircraft was seen to dive into the sea in an inverted position.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/23/97

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