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.
   
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Service number: 2502908

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
   
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  1944-1945, BM-0000, USS LCI(L)-974

BM-Boatswain's Mate

From Month/Year
April / 1944

To Month/Year
January / 1945

Unit
USS LCI(L)-974 Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer First Class

NEC
BM-0000-Coxswain

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS LCI(L)-974 Details

USS LCI(L)-974

Type
Combat - Sea Units

Existing/Disbanded
Sunk

Parent Unit
Landing Craft Infantry (LCI)

Strength
Transport Ship

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2017
   
   
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