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
Category Archives: North Atlantic
I would like to thank Mark Lutz, who is a visitor of this site for sending me some great information regarding WWII blimps. He has sent me what is likely some much more accurate information than I had previously posted … Continue reading
In this image, the crew of the USS Spencer (or possibly the USS Duane) can be seen dropping depth charges on a German U-Boat in the North Atlantic. This is likely part of the same event where the USS Duane … Continue reading
In this image, we have a US Navy blimp signaling the USS Duane. If you look closely at the blimp, you can see that it has a signaling light turned on. Unfortunately, the location date and photographer are completely unknown. … Continue reading
This next photograph from the John Baker’s Warbook is the only one that I have found reproduced anywhere else as it is officially USCG photo 1591. This The photo is of Nazi soldiers being helped aboard a Coast Guard cutter … Continue reading