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Baer, Frank Leroy

Rank and Name, Radioman Second Class Frank Leroy Baer.

Unit/Placed in, USS Laffey (DD-459) Destroyer, United States Navy.


Frank is born approx. on 3 Feb. 1921 in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.

Father, Walter S Baer.

Mother, Georgia C. Baer.

Sister(s), Helen L. Baer.

Brother(s), Max W. and Walter S. Baer Jr.


Frank enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2436359.


Louis was KIA when the USS Laffey was sunk during the Battle of Guadalcanal, on Nov. 13, 1942, he is honored with the 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Laffey_(DD-459) Historynet http://www.historynet.com/uss-laffey-attacked-off-okinawa-in-world-war-ii.htm

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

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 Laffey (DD-459) Destroyer
USS Laffey at the Radar Picket Station Number 1 after being hit by kamikaze aircraft and bombs, and sustaining several near misses, 16 April 1945
Frank Leroy Baer
His rank Radioman Second Class