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Baft, William Webster

Rank and Name, Boatswain Mate First Class William Webster Baft.

Unit/Placed in, USS LCI(M)-974, (Landing Craft Infantry (Medium), United States Naval Reserve.


William is born approx. on 23 Sep. 1911 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Mother, Caroline Baft.

Mother is born in Austria

Brother(s), Frank C. Baft.


William enlisted the service in Pennsylvania with service number # 2502908.


William was KIA during the Lingayen Gulf Landings whey they were attacked by a Japanese suicide assault boat on 10 Jan. 1945, 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.


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

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?133743


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/

LC(M)-974 (not pic )
Blue Print
Casualty list
William Webster Baft
His rank Boatswain Mate First Class