Baker, Arthur Dale, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1535-Navigator, Tanker
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1965-1974, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1951 - 1965
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Teague, Mineral Wells, Pittsburg, & San Antonio, T
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
Apr 07, 1965
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 102

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Navigator Observer (basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
School Assignments8th Bombardment Squadron34th Tactical Group405th Fighter Wing
US Air Force
  1960-1960, Aviation Cadet Navigator Training Course
  1964-1965, 8th Bombardment Squadron
  1964-1965, 34th Tactical Group
  1964-1965, 405th Fighter Wing
  1965-1974, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1965 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 Colleges Attended 
San Antonio CollegeBaylor University
  1955-1959, San Antonio College
  1960-1964, Baylor University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-29 Flying Classroom  B-57 Canberra  
  1960-1961, T-29 Flying Classroom
  1964-1965, B-57 Canberra
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 15, 2015, Found photo Maj Arthur Dale Baker
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 07 April 1965 Captains Arthur Baker and James W. Lewis launched from Bien Hoa Air Base, South Vietnam, as one in a flight of four B-57B aircraft on an interdiction mission targeted in Xieng Khouang Province, Laos. Their aircraft was last seen descending through a thin undercast toward the target area and it never reappeared. Extensive search and rescue efforts through 12 April failed to locate either the aircraft or its crew.

On 14 April 1965 the New China News Agency reported the shoot-down of a B-57 approximately three miles north-northeast of the town of Khang Khay.

Both crewmen were initially reported missing in action in South Vietnam while on a classified mission. Their loss location later was changed to Laos.

In January 1974 Major Baker's next-of-kin requested his case review go forward and he was declared killed in action, body not recovered, on 08 January 1974. Lewis was declared dead/body not recovered, on 16 April 1982.
Arthur Dale Baker


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