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.
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/