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Beackler, Donald

Rank and Name, Photographer’s Mate Third Class Donald Baeckler.

Unit/Placed in, USS Swordfish (SS-193) Submarine, United States Naval Reserve.


Donald is born approx. on 12 June 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Father, Walter Baeckler.

Mother, Mary Ann (Howells) Baeckler.


Donald enlisted the service in Ohio with service number # 2852731.


Donald was KIA when the Sub was Sunk by the Japanese Imperial Navy near the Ryukyu Islands on Jan. 12, 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.


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

Courts of the missing.

He has a Memorial Grave at Lakewood Park Cemetery, Rocky River, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA.


Thanks to, http://www.oneternalpatrol.com/baeckler-d.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/

USS Swordfish (SS-193) Submarine
USS Swordfish Memorial
Donald Baeckler
His rank Photographer's Mate Third Class
Location wreck