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
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/