Baldwin, Virgil Kenneth, MM2c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1940-1942, MM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
Service Years
1939 - 1942
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Spanishburg, WV
Last Address
Spanishburg, WV

Casualty Date
May 06, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial - Manila, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(cenotaph)

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Sailor, Rest Your Oar posted by Ipox, Eugene Claude, Jr., TM1 2021
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 Duty Stations
USS Nitro (AE-2)US NavyUSS Canopus (AS-9)
  1940-1940, F3c-0000, USS Nitro (AE-2)
  1940-1940, F3c-0000, USS Sepulga (AO-20)
  1940-1942, MM-0000, USS Canopus (AS-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/USS Canopus (AS-9)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corrigedor
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The submarine tender USS Canopus (AS-9) received severe damage when hit by heavy bombers on December 29, 1941. She lost six of her crew in the attack, with another six wounded. She was later scuttled off Manila Bay rather than face capture by the enemy. Her crew was used in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor. MM2 Baldwin was listed as missing in action after the fall of Corregidor and was later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2659993
   
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
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  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, World War II Fallen
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