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John Baker is a 34th Infantry Division soldier who fought during World War II.

Medal of Honor: Allied Assault: BreakthroughEdit

Operation Torch – Africa 1943Edit

Battle of Kasserine PassEdit

During the Battle of Kasserine Pass, General Wheaters orders Baker to secure German Flak gun positions as well as uncovering intelligence in the enemy headquarters. Baker arrives in the battlefield to find that the American forces are losing. Eventually, almost all of his fellow soldiers are killed, forcing him to fight his way through alone. Along the way he hijacks a Panzer IV tank before meeting up with friendly reinforcements commanded by Captain Fuches.

Fuches tells Baker that although the Germans are retreating, they are setting up minefields to halt the American advance. When one of Fuches' M4 Sherman minesweeper tanks gets destroyed by artillery fire, he instructs Baker to take down more artillery positions. After this, he, along with Fuches' infantry, provide covering fire for the surviving tanks as they begin minesweeping the pass. Unfortunately, just nearby a German ammunition depot (that according to the intel acquired by Baker, is crucial to German forces), another tank gets heavily damaged. Fuches tells him to destroy the depot while he and his engineers begin repairing the tank.

Eventually, Baker fights his way inside the depot and plants his charges, destroying the depot. With the tank repaired, Baker and Fuches move out once again to their next destination: the Bizerte Canal.

Fortress BizerteEdit

After the tanks arrive at Bizerte Canal, Baker is briefed by another officer, who informs him that there are three British POW's inside the city's German-Italian fortress, and orders him to not only rescue the POW's and assist them in taking the fortress from within, but to also make contact with a double agent, Klaus Knefler.

He gets across the canal using a boat (witnessing Wheaters' death along the way) and gets inside the fortress and releases the POW's, who arm themselves using MP40 sub-machine guns. After eliminating the fortress' garrison, the POWs' leader tells Baker that he will stay behind to keep the area secure, and orders him to rendezvous with Klaus. After dealing with more enemy reinforcements, Baker meets up with Klaus, who reveals that Axis forces are retreating towards a port called Point Carriere.

The two men sneak their way through the city, and eventually disguise themselves as German and Italian officers. The two then leave the city using a truck.

Sabotage in Section CarierreEdit

While driving to Point Carriere, Klaus tells him that there are documents listing enemy troop strength in Sicily, just on-board one of the freighters. After showing their fake ID papers at the dock's guards, Klaus tells him that he'll need new ID papers, and to rendezvous with him as soon as the freighter gets sabotaged.

Baker goes to the harbormaster's office and kills him, taking new ID papers in the process. With his new ID papers, he is allowed to board the freighter. Once onboard, he kills some German officers and steals the documents. With his disguise blown, he fights his way to the engine room and plants his charges at them. Baker gets briefly knocked unconscious after the charges explode, but he regains consciousness and continues fighting his way through the city. He meets up with Klaus, who reveals that his truck has been destroyed. After fighting off wave after wave of German and Italian troops, the two men are able to escape the city with the documents.

Operation Husky - Sicily 1943Edit

Landing in SicilyEdit

Months later, Baker fights alongside the 82nd Airborne Division during Operation Husky. His glider gets shot down by anti-air emplacements, but he survives the crash. He begins destroying the AA guns, meeting up with more friendly paratroopers commanded by Captain Phillips.

Airport CaltagironeEdit

He and Phillips eventually embark on a mission to sabotage Italian fighters in an airfield in Caltagirone to ensure the successful landing of General Patton's 7th Army. After destroying a radio tower, the two men hijack a jeep and fight their way through enemy lines, eventually arriving at the airfield. Phillips gives Baker a silenced pistol and a De Lisle silenced rifle before leaving him to patrol the surrounding perimeter for enemy reinforcements.

After sabotaging the fighters in the airfield, he scrambles the fighters, at which point he joins British officer Terry Lyndon. Lyndon tells Baker that a Panzer division is heading towards friendly forces in Gela. The two men set off to reinforce the paratroopers, just as the sabotaged fighters begin flying out of control, wreaking havoc and destroying much of the airfield in the process.

Battle of GelaEdit

While en route to Gela, Lyndon and Baker are attacked by an Italian P40 tank. Baker destroys the tank using a Bazooka, and the two men continue on foot. Once on site, the paratroopers' squad leader tells Baker that they are outgunned by Italian forces. Baker assists the paratroopers in taking the town (meeting up with friendly reinforcements along the way). However, just after the town is taken, the Panzer division arrives with numerous P40 tanks. Fortunately, Baker destroys the tanks using bazookas and mortars.

The road to Monte Cassino - Italy 1944Edit

Battle of Monte CassinoEdit

Sabotage in AnzioEdit

Battle of Monte BattagilaEdit

Medal of Honor: HeroesEdit

John Baker makes another appearance as one of three playable protagonists in Heroes. Missions involving him all take place in Italy as part of Operation Avalanche. His objectives include from shutting down an Nazi airfield to stealing the Enigma Machine to liberating the city of Naples from the Germans.

After the events of the game, it was known that Baker had been re-assigned to the Pacific Theater of World War II and helped Joseph Griffin with the planning of POW raids, which would eventually mean that Joseph's brother, Donnie Griffin, might have been rescued.

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John Baker in Medal of Honor: Heroes

MedalsEdit

Africa Star

  • Awarded for: Grateful recognition of service against an opposing armed force. Sgt. John Baker, along with his entire regiment, despite being heavily outnumbered, managed to prevent the advancement of enemy troops in Africa.

Distinguished Flying Cross

  • Awarded for: Surviving a fatal glider crash on July 10, 1943, and holding off the advancement of Axis troops. Sgt. John Baker, Special Forces, successfully completed a tremendously difficult tour of duty in Operation Husky.

Air Medal

  • Awarded for: Discernible contribution to the operational air-land assaults against armed enemy forces, for the events surrounding September 28, 1944. Sgt. John Baker successfully radioed coordinates that obliterated Battle Mountain enemy forces at Monte Battaglia.

Bronze Star

  • Awarded for: Heroic and meritorious achievement of service in connection with the operations against an opposing armed force. Sgt. John Baker, Special Forces, successfully completed a challenging tour of duty in the European Theater of Operations.

Silver Star

  • Awarded for: Gallantry in action against an opposing armed force. Sgt. John Baker, Special Forces, successfully completed a tremendously difficult tour of duty in the European Theater of Operations.

Distinguished Service Cross

  • Awarded for: Extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing force. Sgt. John Baker, Special Forces, successfully completed a tremendously difficult tour of duty in the European Theater of Operations.

TriviaEdit

  • Even though he fought with the 34th Infantry Division, the cover depicts him wearing a 1st Infantry Division arm patch.

Behind the ScenesEdit

AppearancesEdit

Game appearances
Medal of Honor Medal of Honor:
Underground
Medal of Honor:
Allied Assault
Medal of Honor:
Allied Assault:
Spearhead
Medal of Honor:
Allied Assault:
Breakthrough
Medal of Honor:
Frontline
Medal of Honor:
Rising Sun
Medal of Honor:
Infiltrator
Medal of Honor:
Pacific Assault
Medal of Honor:
European Assault
Medal of Honor:
Heroes
Medal of Honor:
Vanguard
Medal of Honor:
Airborne
Medal of Honor:
Heroes 2
Medal of Honor
(2010)
Medal of Honor:
Warfighter

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