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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Amphibious Forces Patch


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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

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Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
Start Year
1945
End Year
1945

Description
The Invasion of Lingayen Gulf was an Allied amphibious operation in the Philippines during World War II. In the early morning of 6 January 1945, a large Allied force commanded by Admiral Jesse B. Oldendorf began approaching the shores of Lingayen. U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy warships began bombarding suspected Japanese positions along the coast of Lingayen from their position in Lingayen Gulf for three days. On 9 January, the U.S. 6th Army landed on a 20 mi (32 km) beachhead between the towns of Lingayen and San Fabian.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Dec 10, 2017
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Albanesi, Thomas, PO1, (1943-1946)
  • Bagby, Henry Lawton, CAPT, (1941-1970)
  • Colvin, Victor Morgan, F1c, (1944-1945)
  • Crookshank, Irvin, PO2, (1942-1946)
  • Dawson, William L., PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Jamison, William, LT, (1941-1945)
  • Meek, James Ross, PO2, (1943-1947)
  • Scott, Alice
  • Smith, Benjamin James, PO1, (1939-1945)
  • Traeger, Leslie W., PO3, (1944-1950)
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