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Baack, Harry Louis

Name and Rank, Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Harry L. Baack.

Unit/Placed in, USS Mississippi (BB-41) Battleship, United States Navy United States Naval Reserve.


Harry was born approx. on 1921 in Holland, Minnesota.


Father, Louis Baack.

Mother, Marie K.(Bultmann) Baack.

Sisters, Leona, Minnie, Sophia and Marie Baack.

Brothers, Will and Louis Baack.


Harry entered the service from Iowa with service number # 6200444.


Harry L. Baack was a Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class in the United States Navy.


Harry was KIA when in Turret Nr. 2 an explosion occurred on 20 Nov. 1943, and he is honored with the Purple Heart , Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Harry is buried at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA.

Courts of the Missing.


Thanks to https://pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/BB-41.html


Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Buried on Sea
USS Mississippi (BB-41) Battleship
USS Mississippi firing broadside
Harry Louis Baack
His rank Seaman Second Class