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Baggett, William Edward

Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate First Class William Edward Baggett.

Unit/Placed in, USS Mississippi (BB-41) Battleship, United States Navy.


William is born approx. on 29 June 1922 in Hunter, Texas.

Father, Edward W. Baggett.

Mother, Hester (Dixon) Baggett.

Brother(s), Thomas J. Baggett.


William enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 3601788.


William was KIA when Turret Nr. 2 got shot an a explosion occurred on 20 Nov. 1943, 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 Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

William also has a Memorial Grave at Milano Cemetery, Milano, Milam County, Texas, USA.


Thanks to, https://pacificwrecks.com/ships/usn/BB-41.html



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 Mississippi (BB-41) Battleship
Firing on Makin Island
His rank Gunner's Mate First Class