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Bacile, Marion Anthony

Rank and Name, Ship’s Cook Third Class Marion Anthony Bacile.

Unit/Placed in, USS LST-552 (Tank Landing Ship), United States Naval Reserve.


Marion is born approx. on 1913 in Texas.

Father, Nick Bacile.

Mother, Margaret (Campise) Bacile.

Brother(s), Pascal J. and Joseph A. Bacile.

Spouse, Mary (Leggio) Bacile (Palasota).

Daughter, Mary M. Bacile.


Marion enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 8431960.


Marion was KIA when the USS LST-552 was hit by a Bomb from the Japanese air attack on Leyte Gulf on 24 Sep. 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.


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


Thanks to, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/USS_LST-552


Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and ww2-europe.com.

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

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

LST, Landing Tank Ship (552)
Unloading construction material
Gun Crew USS LST-522 with 3 records
Sherman Tank from LST-522
Marion Anthony Bacile
His rank Ship's Cook Third Class