Rank and Name, Gunners Mate Second Class Francis Elmer Beader.
Unit/Placed in, USS Spence (DD-512) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Francis is born approx. on 23 July 1922 in Erdenheim, Pennsylvania.
Father, Albert D. Baeder.
Mother, Jane E. Baeder.
Sister(s), Elenor J. Baeder.
Francis enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 6504897.
Francis died when the USS Spence sunk in the Typhoon Cobra, Philippine Sea on Dec 18, 1944on, 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.
Francis is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com and Europe 1940 1945 on Facebook.
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/