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Baggett, Walter

Rank and Name, Seaman Second Class Walter Baggett Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS Franklin (CV-13) Carrier, United States Naval Reserve.


William is born approx. on 2 Nov. 1922 in Georgia.

Father, Walter Baggett Sr..

Mother, Nellie Baggett.

Sister(s), Laura Baggett.


Walter enlisted the service in Georgia with service number # 9347174.


Walter was KIA when the USS Franklin was bombed by a Japanese Air Plane off the Japanese coast, on March 19, 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.


walter is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

walter also got a Memorial Grave at Long Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Summertown, Emanuel County, Georgia, USA


Thanks to, https://ussfranklin.org/


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 Franklin (CV-13) Carrier
USS Franklin heavenly damaged
His rank Seaman Second Class
Japanese Yokosuka DY4