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Sheila Rae Myers, HM3
Baft, William Webster, BM1c.
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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)
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.
Service number: 2502908
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