Rank and Name, Boatswain’s Mate Second Class Harry Louis Baack.
Unit/Placed in, USS Mississippi (BB-41) Battleship, United States Naval Reserve.
Harry is born approx. on 1919 in Holland, Minnesota.
Father, Louis J.F. Baack.
Mother, Maria K. T. (Bultman) Baack.
Sister(s), Minnie L. Marie-Louise, Helen A. Sophia M. and Leona M. Baack.
Brother(s), William G. and Louis G. Baack.
Harry enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 6200444.
Harry was KIA during the Gilbert/Marshall Island Campaign when a explosion occurred, destroying a Turret and killing 43 men on 20 Nov. 1944, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Harry is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Memorial Park Cemetery,
Sioux City, Woodbury County, Iowa, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com