Coolbaugh, Walter Wesley, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 131X, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
Service Years
1940 - 1942
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Golden Dragon
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1918
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ransom
Last Address
Ransom

Casualty Date
Dec 19, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
Naval Reserve Forces CommandNaval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLDirect Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
USS Yorktown (CV-5)VB-3VS-5USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1940-1942, 139X, Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1941-1941, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1941-1941, Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FL
  1941-1941, 139X, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1941-1942, 131X, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1941-1942, 131X, VB-3
  1942-1942, 131X, VS-5
  1942-1942, 131X, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Walter Wesley Coolbaugh , born in Ransom, Pa., 1 August 1914, enlisted in the Naval Reserve for aviation training 14 November 1940. Serving in a scouting squadron in the Pacific, he won the Navy Cross for his gallant conduct in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. Coolbaugh was promoted to lieutenant (junior grade) 1 October 1942, and lost his life in an aircraft accident 19 December 1942.

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                           U.S.S. Coolbaugh (DE-217)
         
   
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