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Debden June and July 1941 – Fred Turner’ Collection

1941 Fred Turner climbing into Hawker Hurricane Mk.I at Debden

1941 Fred Turner climbing into Hawker Hurricane Mk.I at Debden

June 1941 Frank Picula missing May 42; Ross Tees interned in Eire  and Myself

June 1941 Frank Picula missing May 42; Ross Tees interned in Eire  and Myself

18 June 1941 3 Squadron Course No.5  RCAF 52 O.T.U. Debden

18 June 1941 3 Squadron Course No.5  RCAF 52 O.T.U. Debden

1941 06 18 #3 Sqn. 5 course RCAF. Debden back

18 June 1941 3 Squadron Course No.5  RCAF 52 O.T.U. Debden

18 June 1941 3 Squadron Course No.5  RCAF 52 O.T.U. Debden

1941 06 18 #4 Sqd. 5 course RCAF Debden back

June 1941 Bill and I (Bill is Dad's Brother) at Salsbury Plain

June 1941 Bill and I (Bill is Dad’s Brother) at Salsbury Plain

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

1941 06 R.A.F. Debden Dad & Hurricane Mk.1 RAF

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

1941 06 RAF Debden Huricane l (4)

1941 06 RAF Debden Huricane Mk. l (1)

1941 06 RAF Debden Huricane Mk. l (2)

1941 06 RAF Debden Huricane Mk. l (3)

June 1941 Sgt. Picula, Tees and Moran feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square London

June 1941 Sgt. Picula, Tees and Moran feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square London

1941 06 Sgt. Pilots A. Moran & F. Picula Uxbridge

June 1941 Sgt Pilots A. Moran and F. Picula Uxbridge

1941 07 Fred Turner Hawker Huricane Mk. 1 Debden

June or July 1941 Hawker Huricane Mk.I No. 52 OTU Debden

1941 07 Hurricanes Debden

July 1941 Hurricanes at Debden

1941 07 Miles Master (1)

July 1941 Miles Master

1941 07 Miles Master (2)

July 1941 Miles Master

1941 07 Miles Master

July 1941 Miles Master

 

Who remembers?

I’m curious if you have any mentions of the late John (Jack) Robert Baker in your archives. A few years before he passed away Jack took the time to describe most of the photos in his photo album from the war. I don’t know what became of the album or his log book after he passed. He was originally from Markham Ontario and had (I believe) two sisters-in-laws still living there in the early 2000s.

If I find the video of him describing who’s who in his photo album, I would be happy to share the info. Jack is the fellow with the tilted cap standing partially obscured by the motorcycle rider.

JOHN (JACK) R. BAKER

December 21, 1923 – April 13, 2003 Jack passed away April 13, 2003 at the General Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his sister, Ruby Norton and her husband, Gordon of Markham, Ontario; sisters-in-law, Irene Baker of Oshawa, Ontario, Jean Baker of Port Perry, Ontario; two nephews, three nieces, four great-nieces and two great-nephews, all of Ontario. Jack was predeceased by his father, Walter; mother, Verna and his brothers, Austin and Daniel. Jack served in the R.C.A.F. from November 1942 to February 1946 as a Spitfighter pilot with the 403 Wolf Squadron and saw active duty in Europe. He received th 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, and the Pilot’s Flying Badge. After the war he transferred to the Reserves. He rejoined the regular force again in May of 1951 until May of 1956, during this time Jack trained NATO pilots. Upon his release from the R.C.A.F. he went into business in the City of Edmonton, where he lived until his death.

More from Fred Turner’s Collection: Debert, Goderich, and Summerside

Debert

Goderich

Summerside