Veterans' Memorial Project

Gordon Gates Baker

Evanston, IL

World War II

College: Fine & Applied Arts

Graduation Year: Attended 1936

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 10/02/1916

Date of Death: 02/19/1944

Affiliations: Alpha Delta Phi

Lt. Baker served with the 447th Bomber Squadron, 321st Bomber Group, Medium. He died in Italy when his plane was shot down during a mission. He is buried at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Plot E Row 3 Grave 11. He earned the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and Purple Heart.

-information taken from Web site above and information submitted by James Opolony

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