Baggett, Reuben Samual, AO1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1951-1951, AO-0000, NAS Atsugi
Service Years
1943 - 1951
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Delta, CO
Last Address
NAS Atsugi, Japan

Casualty Date
Nov 07, 1952
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Pacific Ocean
Korean War
Location of Interment
Tahoma National Cemetery - Kent, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 9B site 126 (cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1951, Korean War Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Ribbon Bar
Air Crew Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VP-6 Blue SharksNAS Atsugi
  1951-1951, AO-0000, VP-6 Blue Sharks
  1951-1951, AO-0000, NAS Atsugi
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Listed on the Court of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
  Nov 07, 2016, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Baggett was a crew member aboard a patrol bomber, P2V-3 Neptune, from Patrol Squadron 6 (VP-6) at Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan. He was on an intelligence gathering mission over the Sea of Japan on November 6, 1951 and was shot down by Soviet fighters near Vladivostok, USSR. He was presumed dead on November 7, 1952. 

Name of Award
Distinguished Flying Cross
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Aviation Ordnanceman First Class Reuben S. Baggett (NSN: 7358090), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving with Patrol Squadron SIX (VP-6), during operations against enemy aggressor force in Korea from 8 July 1950 to 28 January 1951. Completing thirty-five missions during this period, he participated in patrol and reconnaissance flights over an active combat area in the face of grave hazards and contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His skill, courage and devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Commander Naval Forces Far East: Serial 8549 (September 6, 1951)
Action Date: July 8, 1950 - January 28, 1951
Service: Navy
Rank: Aviation Ordnanceman First Class
Squadron: Patrol Squadron 6 (VP-6)
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