Bailey, Vincent Leonard, SK1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
SK-0000-Storekeeper
Last Rating/NEC Group
Storekeeper
Primary Unit
1942-1944, SK-0000, Japan, Prisoner of War
Service Years
1934 - 1944
SK-Storekeeper
Two Hash Marks

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1916
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cullman. AL
Last Address
1002 7th St, West
Cullman, AL

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

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Last Known Activity

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.
   
Comments/Citation

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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  1939-1940, SK-0000, USS Vestal (AR-4)

SK-Storekeeper

From Month/Year
November / 1939

To Month/Year
May / 1940

Unit
USS Vestal (AR-4) Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class

NEC
SK-0000-Storekeeper

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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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.

Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Vestal-class

Strength
Tender/ Repair Ship

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

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

Frey, Nathaniel Brownfield, LT, (1911-1942) CWO CWO Chief Electrician (CWO)
Ezzell, Curtis William, CCS, (1928-1945) CS CS-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) F1c F1c-0000 Fireman 1st Class
Roberts, Claude William, PO1, (1937-1943) F2c F2c-0000 Fireman 2nd Class
Smith, Benjamin James, PO1, (1939-1945) Seaman Apprentice

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