Photograph and extra information courtesy of Patricia.
Born: 1925, Ipswich.
Died: 17th March 1945; age: 19; Aircraft shot down.
Residence: 94, Derby Road, Ipswich.
Employed: at Ransome & Rapier’s Ltd., Ipswich.
Rank: Sergeant/Air Gunner: Service Number: 1867772.
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 630 Squadron.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas Charles & Dora Baker, of Ipswich.
Father: Thomas Charles Baker, born September 1893, St. Clement’s, Ipswich. A Metal Turner.
Mother: Dora Maria Baker (nee Austin (1st marriage Jones)), born August 1887, Richmond, Surrey.
Jack was a member of the Ipswich Home Guard.
Jack is also remembered on Ransome & Rapier’s Ltd., war memorial at Bourne Park, Ipswich.
17th March 1945.
Aircraft: Avro Lancaster I; Serial Number: LM260; Code: LE-S. The aircraft took-off for the crew’s 3rd mission together, from R.A.F. Station East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, at 17:44hrs on a raid on the city of Würzburg, Bavaria, Germany. LM260 was shot down. All the crew were lost.
Jack and 2 other members of the crew were originally laid to rest at Allersheim Cemetery, Bavaria. The other crew members were laid to rest at Moos Wood. Later all the bodies were exhumed and re-interred at Durnbach War Cemetery.
Peter Ackland; Sergeant/Flight Engineer; age 21; R.A.F.V.R.
John Harold Croucher; Flight Sergeant/Air Bomber; R.A.F.V.R.
Kenneth Howard Greenfield; Sergeant/Air Gunner; age 19; R.A.F.V.R.
Roy Jeffery; Sergeant/Wireless Operator/Air Gunner; age 23; R.A.F.V.R.
Arthur Michaels; Flight Sergeant/Navigator; age 24; R.A.F.V.R.
Donald Ivan Plumb; Pilot Officer/Pilot; age 22; R.A.F.V.R.