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Flight Lieutenant Alan Brian NORTON-BAKER

459 RAAF Squadron

Service No. 407509

Date of Birth: 30 Mar 1922

Place of Birth: ALBERTON, SA

Date of Enlistment: 12 Oct 1940

Date of Discharge: 7 May 1948

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Date of Death: 20 Mar 2008

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  • Squadron Leader Phil Howson

  • Sergeant Neil 'Dooley' Powell (Nav)

  • Sergeant Neil Martin (WOP/AG)

  • Sergeant Alan Norton-Baker (WOP/AG)

Norton Baker portrait
Howson crew
Norton Baker Anzac 2007

Alan's granddaughter Michelle Norton-Baker has provided the Association with the following information. The Association wishes to express it's deepest sympathies to the Norton-Baker family in the recent passing of Alan on the 20th March 2008.


"In 1942 My Grandfather, ALAN BRIAN NORTON-BAKER was transferred from No 39 Squadron to the 459 Squadron. He was part of the first air crew and served with Wing Commander P Howson, Pilot Sergeant N Powell, Navigator and Sergeant N Martin (Wop/A.G.). He completed 51 sorties and 301 combat hours with 459 Squadron until his transfer to No 70 Operational Training Unit at Nakaru, Kenya.


Sadly, Grandpa passed away on the 20th March, 2008 in Adelaide.


I know he was a very proud to be a member of the 459 Squadron."

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