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Baack, Harry Louis

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.


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

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

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

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


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

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

Buried on Sea
USS Mississippi (BB-41) Battleship
Damage chart from a Kamikaze hit
Gun Crews
Harry Louis Baack
Second Class Petty Officer (Boatswain Mate)
Ships Coin