Baft, William Webster, BM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Coxswain
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, BM-0000, USS LCI(L)-974
Service Years
1942 - 1945
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1911
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tire Hill, PA
Last Address
908 Austin St
Johnstown, PA

Casualty Date
Jan 10, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Grandview Cemetery - Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

During the Luzon Campaign, the USS LCI(L)-974 participated in the landings at Lingayen Gulf on January 9-10, 1944. On the 10th, the vessel came attack of a Kamikaze pilot. Many of the crew were injured and several lost. BM1 Baft was among those whose bodies were never recovered.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 2502908

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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 Duty Stations
US NavySurface Vessels USS No Name
  1942-1944, BM-0000, USS Monongahela (AO-42)
  1944-1944, BM-0000, USS No Name (LST-567)
  1944-1945, BM-0000, USS LCI(L)-974
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Kwajalein Atoll (Operation Flintlock)
  1944-1944 Marshall Islands Operation (1944)/Battle of Eniwetok Atoll (Operation Catchpole)
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Dec 26, 1942, Promoted to BM2
  May 19, 1944, Six District Men in Navy Killed1
  Mar 27, 1950, Application for WWII Compensation1
  Dec 10, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, World War II Fallen
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, WW II Memorial National Registry
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