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Backer, Dewey Green

Rank and Name, Electrician’s Mate Third Class Dewey Green Backer.

Unit/Placed in, USS Trigger (SS-237) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.


Dewey is born approx. on 6 March 1926 in Fulton, Missouri.

Father, Dewey G. Backer Sr.

Spouse, Naomi Ann Backer.


Dewy enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 6690171.


Dewey was KIA when the USS Trigger presumably got sunk by Air and Surface Attacked on 28 March, 1945, 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.

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

Courts of the missing.


Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/backer-d-g.htm

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 Trigger (SS-237) Submarine
Gettyburgs Flag USS-Trigger
Dewey Green Backer
His rank Electrician's Mate Third Class