Leading Aircraftman Alwyn Royce BAKER

Service No: 439637
Born: Murwillumbah NSW, 26 April 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 July 1943
Unit: No. 15 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 15 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft FP930), Alberta, 20 July 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Claresholm Cemetery, Alberta
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Mervyn Royce Baker and Eva May Baker, of Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Murwillumbah NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

During a non-operational low level training exercise on the 20 July 1944, Anson FP930 crashed in the vicinity of Claresholm, Alberta, approximately 29 miles north east from Arrowood Town at about 1100 hours. All on board were killed.

On board FP930 were:

Leading Aircraftman Alwyn Royce Baker (439637) (Student Pilot) Supernumerary
Leading Aircraftman Leon Herbert Bernard Bennett (439559) (Student Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Jack Curtis McKittrick (422869) (Pilot)


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, 166/5/618

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