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Bach, Carl Paul

Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate First Class Carl Paul Bach.

Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 27 (VPB-27) United States Naval Reserve.


Carl is born approx. on 15 July 1918 in Pittsburgh, Pensylvania.

Father, Paul P. Bach.

Mother, Julia Bach.

Parents born in Germany.

Sister(s), Alice C. Bach.

Brother(s), Robert Bach.


Carl enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6529200.


Carl‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a PBM-4 were,

Lt.               Otho L. Edwards      Pilot

LtJg.            James L. Bistodeau   Co Pilot

Ens.             William M. Holligan

Ammf1.        Carl P. Bach

Aom3.          George P. Neary

Carl was KIA (no record) during night attacks on ships in Formosa on 7 Aug. 1945,  he is honored with an Air Medal, Distinguished Flying 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.


Carl is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to,

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

Patrol Bombing Squadron 27 (VPM-27)
Carl Paul Bach
Martin PBM-5 Mariner
His rank Aviation Machinist's Mate First Class