Guy P. Baker

GUY P. BAKER While a radio operator in the India-China Division, Air Transport Command, Sergeant Baker was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement by participating in more than three hundred hours of operational flights in transport aircraft over dangerous and difficult air routes, where exposure to enemy interception and attack was probable and expected. Flying at night as well as by day, at high altitudes over impassable mountain terrain, through areas characterized by extremely treacherous weather conditions necessitating long periods of operation on instruments, often encountering severe icing periods and mechanical difficulties requiring courageous and superior performance of his respective duties to overcome, he accomplished his mission with distention. His heroic achievement in the face of the hazards and difficulties faced regularly and continuously with stead fast devotion to duty reflects great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of the United States.