Memorial Plaque to P/O V. Baker RAF, KIA 10/08/43

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Reference WMO265114

Address:

St. Matthew's Church

Church Lane

Harwell

Didcot

OX11 0EZ

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: P/O V. Baker (Pilot) 97 Sqn (& Crew) He was Pilot of 87 Sqn Lancaster ED939 OF-M that departed Bourn at 2150 for Ops Nuremburg on 10/08/43 The aircraft was intercepted at 5400M S of Hahnlen, 15km SSW of Darmstadt by a Night-Fighter captained by Nacht Jagd “Experten” Oblt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnauffer (Stab II/NJG1) and shot down for his 21st Abschusse at 0032 Five of the crew were killed, the two Air Gunner’s became POW
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