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Baer, John Bailey

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class John Bailey Baer.

Unit/Placed in, USS Astoria (CA-34) Cruiser, United States Navy.


John is born approx. on 1924 in Tennessee.

Father, John W. Baer.

Mother, Lorraine (Baer) Wing.

Sister(s), Juanita and Georgia E. Baer.

Brother(s), Charles, and Harold Baer.


John enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3603095.


John was KIA when the USS Astoria Sunk during the Battle of Savo Island on Aug 9, 1942, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, http://ussastoria.org/Home.php

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/

Buried on Sea
USS Astoria (CA-34) Destroyer
His rank Seaman Second Class
USS Astoria wreck
Casualty List Texas