Baber, George Raymond, S1c

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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
S1c-0000-Seaman 1st Class
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman First Class
Primary Unit
1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS No Name (LST-342)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kansas City, KS
Last Address
4308 Washington Blvd
St Louis, MO

Casualty Date
Jul 18, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Torpedoed
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery - Schuylerville, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
M1 0 2 (memorial marker)

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 Duty Stations
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort StoryUS Navy
  1942-1942, AS-0000, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story
  1942-1942, S1c-0000, USS Susan B. Anthony (AP-72)
  1942-1943, S1c-0000, USS No Name (LST-342)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Operation Torch/Naval Battle of Casablanca
  1943-1943 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/New Georgia Campaign (1943)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Oct 18, 1942, Promoted to S2c
  Nov 20, 1942, Promoted to S1c
  Dec 09, 1942, Piloted Invasion Barge1
  Aug 15, 1943, St Louisan Missing in Action in Pacific1
  Jan 23, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

LST-342 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation in July 1943. She was struck by a Japanese torpedo off the Solomon Islands on 18 July 1943 from the Japanese submarine Ro-106. The resultant explosion broke the ship into two sections, with the stern sinking immediately, while the bow remained afloat and was towed to Purvis Bay (Tokyo Bay) off Florida Island.
 
S1c Baber was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 6688556

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, World War II Fallen
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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