Bailey, Vincent Leonard, SK1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1942-1944, SK-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1934 - 1944
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cullman. AL
Last Address
1002 7th St, West
Cullman, AL

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1944
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Other Explosive Device
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Brushy Creek Cemetery - Cullman, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
(memorial marker)

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SK1 Bailey was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor on May 6, 1942. On September 7, 1944 while being transported aboard the Japanese ship Shinyo Maru, that ship was sunk by the USS Paddle (SS-263). Bailey was among the men listed as missing in action and later declared dead.

Service number: 2720497

POW Medal
Awarded for Actions During World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Chief Communications Technician
Division: Prisoner of War (Philippine Islands and Japan)
General Orders: NARA Database: Records of World War II Prisoners of War, created, 1942 - 1947
Citation: Storekeeper First Class Vincent Leonard Bailey (NSN: 2720497), United States Navy, a former crewman of the U.S.S. CANOPUS (AS-9), was captured by the Japanese after the fall of Corregidor, Philippine Islands, on 6 May 1942, and was held as a Prisoner of War until his death while in captivity.
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  1934-1939, SK-0000, USS Vestal (AR-4)


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July / 1934

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September / 1939

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Petty Officer Third Class


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 USS Vestal (AR-4) Details

USS Vestal (AR-4)
USS Vestal (AR-4) was a collier (or coal ship), later refitted as a fleet repair ship. The Vestal served between 1909 and 1946 in both World Wars I and II and received two battle stars for her World War II service.

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Tender/ Repair Ship

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Last Updated: Oct 28, 2018
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11 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Vestal (AR-4)

Normandin, Charles, CWO2, (1927-1957) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Wheeler, George Howard, LT, (1905-1937) CWO CWO Chief Carpenter (CWO)
Ezzell, Curtis William, CCS, (1928-1945) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Foster, Brian CM CM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
George, Joseph Leon, CPO, (1935-1955) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gonyer, Alvin Leroy, PO1, (1938-1944) S1c S1c-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Roberts, Claude William, PO1, (1937-1943) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman 2nd Class
GILL, Charles, CAPT, (1903-1939) Commander
Towner, George Crosby, VADM, (1924-1963) OFF Lieutenant
Pearce, Alton, S2c, (1936-1945) Seaman Second Class
Smith, Benjamin James, PO1, (1939-1945) Seaman Apprentice

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