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Baertschy, Karl Roland


Rank and Name, Lieutenant Junior Grade Karl Roland Baertschy.

Unit/Placed in, Bombing Squadron 3 (VB-3) Carrier Air Group 3, USS Yorktown CV-10.


Karl is born approx. on 1 March 1920 in Wisconsin.

Father, Roland F. Baertschy.

Mother, Johanna Baertschy.

Brother(s), Donald and Ralph Baertschy.


Karl enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 0-298909.


Karl‘s Crew-members and their position on-board the plane a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver were,

LtJg.   Karl R. Baertschy     Pilot

Arm3. M. Edmonson          Radio Operator/Gunner


Karl was KIA when over the bombing mission in Luzon, they were hit by AA and crashed on 7 Jan. 1945, he is honored with an Air Medal,  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.


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

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Saint John’s Cemetery, Mayville, Dodge County, Wisconsin, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.navsource.org/archives/02/10.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/

Bombing Squadron 3 (VB-3)
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Embarked from the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Carrier
Carrier Air Group 3
His rank Lieutenant Junior Grade