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Backus, Walter H.

Rank and Name, Private First Class Walter H. Backus.

Unit/Placed in, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Division.


The Division where in rest and rehabilitation from 30 June 1945 in the area of San Nicholas–Tebbo–Itogon route, Luzon.

During this time Pfc. Walter H. Backus died in a Car accident while having R & R.


Walter is born approx. on19 Nov. 1919 in Chicago, Illinois.

Father, Wilbur Backus.

Mother, Hazel Backus.

Sister(s), Lucille Backus.


Walter enlisted the service in Illinois with service number # 36629358.


Walter died in a car accident on 12 Aug. 1945, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Ship Badge, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


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


Thanks to,

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/

130th Infantry Regiment
33rd Infantry Division
His rank Private First Class