Bailey, Delmor, S1c

Fallen
 
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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
1944-1945, S1c-0000, USS Drexler (DD-741)
Service Years
1944 - 1945
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Shamokin, PA
Last Address
Ralpho Township, PA

Casualty Date
May 28, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Pacific Ocean
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Northumberland Memorial Park - Stonington, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1944-1945, S1c-0000, USS Drexler (DD-741)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  WWII draft card
  Nov 28, 1941, Married Dorothy Evelyn Downs
  Jul 05, 1945, Sailor Missing1
  Aug 03, 1945, Region Seaman Reported Lost on Sunken Ship1
  Sep 27, 2019, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Drexler (DD-741) departed Ulithi 27 March 1945 bound for Okinawa and dangerous duty on a radar picket station. On 28 May at 07:00, two kamikazes attacked Drexler and Lowry. The first was downed by the combined fire of the two destroyers and planes from the combat air patrol. The second tried to crash onto Lowry but missed, hitting Drexler instead and cutting off all power and starting large gasoline fires. Despite the heavy damage, she kept firing, aiding in shooting down two planes which attacked immediately after the crash. At 07:03 she was hit by another aircraft, a twin-engined "Frances" P1Y1 bomber, and the "impact rolled her on to her beam ends, causing her to sink in less than 50 seconds. Because of the speed with which she sank, casualties were heavy: 158 dead and 52 wounded.

S1c Bailey was listed as missing in action and later declared dead.
   
Comments/Citation

Service number: 9219309

Name note: This profile has S1c Bailey's first name as Delmor because that's the way he's listed on the official Navy muster rolls. The alternate spelling of Delmar is given because several documents - such as draft card - have that as his first name.
   
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WW II Memorial National RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWorld War II Fallen
  2019, WW II Memorial National Registry
  2019, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2019, World War II Fallen
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