Korean War Legacy Project

William “Bill” Baker


William Baker arrived in Korea in June 1950 at Incheon. He was a POW and lost a lot of weight because they were provided only one meal a day which was usually millet. There were five hundred POWs, and they went from Camp 5 to Camp 3 which was on the Yalu River. He was there for three years and had a Bible with him which he kept hidden from the Chinese. He said there were forty-three POWs in one twelve-by-twelve room, and they were beaten. He has no desire to return to Korea because he has too many bad memories and too many men died needlessly. He was released after the armistice was signed.


Biography and POW Story

Biography and POW Story