Baack, Harry Louis, BM2c

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Last Rank
Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1941-1943, BM-0000, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
Service Years
1941 - 1943
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Holland, MN
Last Address
Lawton, IA

Casualty Date
Nov 20, 1943
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Mississippi (BB-41)
  1941-1943, BM-0000, USS Mississippi (BB-41)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 Aleutians Islands Campaign (1942-43)/Bombardment of Kiska
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

BM2 Baack was stationed aboard the USS Mississippi (BB-41). He was at his duty station on November 20, 1943 during a battle with the Japanese in the Number 2 gun turret. When the crew went to re-load it after it was fired, they had inserted the projectile into the breech and were loading the powder charge when a spark from the residue of the previous round ignited the powder new powder charge.  The explosion killed everyone in the turret and they were buried at sea.

Service number: 6200444

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  2019, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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