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Backalukas, George John

Rank and Name, Corporal George John Backalukas.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Fighting Squadron 452 (VMF-452), United States Marine Corps.


Corporal George J. Backalukas was a pilot with the Marine Fighting Squadron 452 (VMF-452), but died onboard the USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier during the Bombing on 19-03-1945.



George is born approx. on 10 Feb. 1924.


George enlisted the service in Michigan with service number # 851497.


George was KIA when the USS Franklin was bombed by a Japanese Air Plane off the Japanese coast, on March 19, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


George is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/


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/

USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier
USS Franklin hit by a Bomb
USS Franklin heavanly damaged
Japanese Yokosuka DY4
George John Backalucas
His rank Corporal
His Unit Marine Fighting Squadron 452 (VMF-452)