In this photograph, Jack Baker can be seen posing with what is likely one of his fellow shipmates. This is because P.M and U.S.C.G can be seen on the fellows helmet. Based on the road sign, it is likely that this image was taken 60 kilometers West of Toulon France, on N.559. This is because Le Lavandou is 90 kilometers from the location. Based on a Google maps lookup, this would put their estimated location somewhere South East of Marseille. This photograph is believed to have been taken by Dale Rooks.
About John Baker’s Warbook
The Warbook is a collection of approximately 150 original photographs taken during World War II revolving around the travels of Coast Guard cutter USS Duane. This book was compiled by my grandfather John Baker, who is the subject of many photos. Each image and caption from the book will be sequentially posted on this blog, along with other historical research when possible.
-Adam Michael Baker Randazzo
- Featured on the LIFE Magazine Website
- Dale Rooks Website
- One Year Ago
- Updates to “1943 – USS Duane Signaling Navy Blimp” Post
- 1945 – Minor Surgery Performed by Ph. M Baker and Ph. M. Schaefer
- 1945 – “Sack Time” for Baker, Rooks and Schaefer aboard the USCG USS Duane
- 1945 – Members of USCG USS Duane Crew with Shaved Heads
- June 16, 1943 – “The Duane Torpedo” interviews John Baker on his 27th birthday
- 1945 – Morning exercises for members of 8th Fleet, North Africa
- 1945 – USS Duane Captain Awards Crew Members in North Africa