And if by Chance…

And if by chance I am killed, then you must just take a little more concern in your own lives and those of Barton & Alan & their offsprings. Mourning is of no use & there could be no better thing to die for. […]

Very Best Love from John.

This is an excerpt of an article written by Hilary Custance Green. At first I wanted to post it on my blog about RAF 23 Squadron.

But then I changed my mind.

This very unlikely hero deserves more than just a post on a blog paying homage to 23 Squadron in WWII which already has more than 200 articles.

Much more.

A Very Unlikely Hero

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Flying Officer John Custance Baker DFC & Bar,
3 May 1921
10 May 1945

And if by chance I am killed, then you must just take a little more concern in your own lives and those of Barton & Alan & their offsprings. Mourning is of no use & there could be no better thing to die for. […]

Very Best Love from John.

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10 Responses to And if by Chance…

  1. Pierre Lagacé says:

    A reblogué ceci sur No. 23 Squadron and commented:

    A very unlikely hero…

  2. gpcox says:

    Such wonderful words and a lovely tribute.

  3. And he was indeed killed, at age 24? Very sad…

  4. Thank you so much, Pierre, for helping us to remember him and his fellow airmen.

  5. Alanna McIntyre says:

    A poignant beginning

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  7. mikesteeden says:

    A touching piece – romance and destiny.

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